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Contents WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST

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PLANNING + PREPARATION

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VENUE DIRECTORY

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CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUES

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CATERING

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PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY

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FASHION

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BEAUTY + WELLNESS

155

FLOWERS + DÉCOR

165

STATIONERY

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ENTERTAINMENT

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TRANSPORTATION

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HONEYMOON + NEWLYWED SERVICES

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Congratulations WE’RE HAPPY TO SAY

We are pleased to present this issue of Minnesota Wedding Guide. The purpose of this guide is to give you planning tips and advice with access to some of the most trusted wedding vendors in Minnesota. Each company signs our Code of Ethics to assure that you will be helped by true wedding professionals. They are the best in their fields and are well prepared to create the wedding of your dreams. More details about each vendor and our Code of Ethics can be found on mnweddingguide.com. If you have any questions during your planning journey, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Be sure to follow us on social media @mnweddingguide to stay in the loop about the latest ideas and trends. Best wishes, the team at Minnesota Wedding Guide

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WEDDING PLANNING CHECKLIST

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12-18 Months Before O Start a wedding folder or binder. Begin leafing through wedding, lifestyle, fashion, gardening, design and food magazines for inspiration. Browse Pinterest and Instagram for ideas. O Work out your budget. Determine how much you have to spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own. O Pick your wedding party. As soon as you’re engaged, people will start wondering who’s in the wedding party. O Start the guest list. Make a head count database to use throughout your planning process, with columns for contact info, RSVPs, gifts, and any other relevant information. (Hint: Want to keep costs low? It may be brutal, but the best way to do it is to reduce your guest list.)

O Hire a planner, if desired. A planner will have relationships and insights about vendors. Even if you are only going to use them for day-of coordination services, it’s wise to hire them at the beginning of the planning process. O Reserve your date and venues. Decide whether to have separate locations for the ceremony and the reception, factoring in travel time between the two places. O Book your officiant. O Research photographers, bands, florists and caterers. Keep their contact information in your binder or spreadsheet. O Throw an engagement party, if you wish. But remember that your invitees should be on your wedding guest list as well.

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8-12 Months Before O Hire the photographer and the videographer. No need to talk specifics yet--be sure that the people you hire are open to doing the shots that you want. O Book the entertainment. Attend gigs of potential acts to see how they perform in front of audiences, then reserve your favorite. O Meet caterers. If your wedding venue doesn’t offer its own catering service, look for one now and hire the service. O Purchase a dress. You’ll need to schedule time for at least three fittings. Veil shopping can be postponed for another two to three months. O Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Pick three hotels at different price points close to the reception venue. It’s great to try to get one of the room rates to sit right around $100 if possible. O Start a gift registry with a minimum of three retailers. O Launch a wedding website. Create your personal page. Note the date of the wedding, travel information and accommodations. Then send the link to invitees. O Visit your local men’s formalwear stores and choose the groom’s and groomsmen’s attire. O Send save-the-date cards.

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6-7 Months Before O Select and purchase invitations. Hire a calligrapher, if desired. Addressing cards is time consuming, so you need to budget accordingly. O Start planning a honeymoon. Make sure that your passports are up to date and schedule doctors appointments for any shots you may need. O Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses. Allow at least six months for the dresses to be ordered and sized. O Send your guest list to the host of your shower. O Meet with the officiant. Map out the ceremony and confirm that you have all the official documents for the wedding (these vary by county and religion). O Reserve structural and electrical necessities. Book portable toilets for outdoor events, extra chairs if you need them, lighting components, and so on. O Book a florist. Florists can serve multiple clients on one day, which is why you can wait a little longer to engage one. Plus, at this point, you’ll be firm on what your wedding color palette is. O Arrange transportation. Consider limos, minibuses, trolleys and town cars. But know that low-to-the-ground limos can make entries and exits challenging if you’re wearing a fitted gown. O Start thinking about shuttle service for your out-of-town guests. Is this a service you would like to provide? If so, start talking with the hotels you have contacted and see if they have any special relationships or deals set up for these services. O Start composing a day-of timeline. Draw up a schedule of the event and slot in each component (the cake-cutting, the first dance, etc.).

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4-5 Months Before O Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venues. Negotiate the cost and the menu.

O If you’re planning to host a day-after brunch for guests, reserve that venue.

O Check on the wedding invitations. Ask the stationer for samples of the finished invitations and revise them to suit your needs.

O Select and order the cake. Some bakers require a long lead time. Attend several tastings before committing to any baker. (Because, why not?)

O Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings. Bring the shoes along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length for your gown.

O Schedule hair and makeup artists. Make a few appointments with local experts to try them out. Snap a photo at each so you can compare results.

O Choose your music. Are there any must-have songs? What about songs NOT to play? Listing out these items can give the DJ great direction in your music preferences. Also start thinking about: first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/ son dance, anniversary dance, and bridal party dance songs.

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3 Months Before O Finalize the menu and flowers. Since food and flowers are affected by season, you’ll want to wait until now to see what will be available. O If desired, order favors. Some safe bets: monogrammed cookies or a treat that represents your city or region. If you’re planning to have welcome baskets for outof-town guests, plan those now. O Make a list of the people giving toasts. Which loved ones would you like to have speak at the reception? Ask them now--so they can start preparing! O Finalize the readings. Determine what you would like to have read at the ceremony and whom you wish to do the readings. O Purchase your undergarments. And schedule your second fitting. O Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception. O If you want, order menu cards and programs. O Purchase the rings. This will give you time for resizing and engraving. O Send your event schedule to the vendors. Giving them a first draft now will allow ample time for tweaks and feedback.

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2 Months Before O Touch base again with all the vendors. Make sure any questions on your first draft proposals have been answered.

O Set up your timeline meetings with your wedding planner.

O Meet with the photographer. Discuss specific shots, and walk through your wedding venues to note spots that appeal to you.

O Review the playlist with the band or DJ. Though you probably won’t be able to dictate every single song played, you should come prepared with a wish list.

O Send out the invitations. (Insider Tip: Mail invitations six to eight weeks before the ceremony, setting the RSVP cutoff at three weeks after the postmark date).

O Submit a newspaper wedding announcement. If you’re planning to include a photograph, check the publication’s website. Some have strict rules about how the photo should look.

O Enjoy a bachelorette, bachelor, or stag party. Arranging a night out with your friends generally falls to the maid of honor or best man.

O Schedule spa treatments for the week of the wedding, including massage, facials and mani/pedi.

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1 Month Before O Enter RSVPs into your guest list database. Phone people who have not yet responded. O Get your marriage license. The process can take up to six days, but it’s good to give yourself some leeway. If you are changing your name, order several copies. O Mail the rehearsal dinner invitations. O Visit the tailor for (with luck!) your last dress fitting. For peace of mind, you may want to schedule a fitting the week of your wedding. If you try on the dress and it fits perfectly, you can always cancel the appointment. O Stock the bar. Now that you have a firm head count, you can order accordingly. O Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors. O E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles. This gives the chauffeurs ample time to navigate a route. O Assign seating. Draw out table shapes on a layout of the room to help plan place settings. Write the names of female guests on pink sticky notes and the names of male guests on blue sticky notes so you can move people about without resketching the entire setting. O Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts. You’ll present them at the rehearsal dinner. O If necessary, write vows. This process can take longer that you might think! O If needed, get your hair cut and colored.

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2 Weeks Before O Give final head count to the caterer and baker. Confirm all set-up instructions and menu items. Also finalize payment at this time. O If you’re having a receiving line, determine the order you want everyone to stand in (i.e. parents, grandparents, important family members, etc.). O Prepare your wedding toasts or thanks to friends and family. (Hint: Traditionally the best man, maid of honor and father of the bride give toasts at the reception. If you’re concerned about length, consider setting a time limit for speeches, or have more of them at the rehearsal dinner. )

O Put together the reception seating plan if you’re having a seated reception meal. (Hint: Leave two blank seats for every 50 guests. This will be for unexpected guests that happen to show up.)

O Designate someone to collect the wedding gifts and cash brought to the reception. Coordinate with this person where they will bring the gifts after the wedding. (Hint: This person could also take care of the guest book, since they will be in contact with many guests.)

O Groom: Get your final haircut. (Hint: Don’t get your haircut the day of the wedding—you want to give your fresh ‘do time to settle in.)

O Fill out escort cards or give typed names to the calligrapher if you’re using one. O Plan any additional night-before activities with friends and/or attendants and proper accommodation for out-of-town bridal party members. O Designate who (i.e. reception site manager, coordinator, close friend) will meet, greet and handle each vendor on the wedding day. (Hint: Usually your wedding coordinator does this.)

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Week of Wedding O Delegate small wedding-day tasks. Choose someone to bustle your dress, someone to carry your things, someone to be in charge of gifts (especially the enveloped sort), someone to hand out tips, and someone to be the point person for each vendor. O Send a timeline to the bridal party. Include every member’s contact information, along with the point people you’ve asked to deal with the vendors if problems arise. O Pick up your dress or make arrangements for a delivery. O Groom(s): Pick up your tux and try it on in the store before you leave. Don’t wait until the day-of to do this! O Call your reception site manager and make sure your vendors all have access to the site when they need it. Confirm final payment at this time. O Distribute final wedding-day directions, schedule, and contact list to all parents, attendants and vendors. O Confirm delivery locations, times, final payments and arrangement count with florist. O Call transportation providers for a day-of schedule and addresses for pickups on the wedding day. Confirm final payment at this time as well. O Confirm location, date, final payment and time with photographer and/or videographer.

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O Confirm date, location, time, playlist and final payment with all musicians for the entire day (i.e. live music and DJ for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception). O Make a day-of schedule for you and your groom. Make sure to include time for hair, makeup, and transportation to and from your beauty appointments and your photo session. O Put final payments and cash tips for vendors in marked envelopes and give to your wedding planner or a designated friend or family member to distribute on the wedding day. O Put together an overnight bag for your wedding night and designate someone to deliver it to the hotel for you. O Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with someone in case of emergency. O Give seating chart to caterer, venue manager, host or wedding coordinator. O Determine any wedding-day assignments for members of the wedding party, and make lists/info sheets as needed. O Check in one last time with the photographer. Supply him or her with a list of moments you want captured on film. O Attend spa treatments, mani/pedi appointments. (Hint: You might want to get a stressrelieving massage, too.)

O Break in your shoes. O Pack for your honeymoon.

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Day Before the Wedding O Arrange for someone to drop off the guest book and pen and other important pieces at the reception site. (Hint: This can also be done at rehearsal, if it is in the same location.) O Rehearse the ceremony with officiant and wedding party and other important people. O Pull together your wedding gown, veil, shoes, and stockings and put them all in one safe place. O Put together a day-of emergency kit. You never know what may happen and it never hurts to be prepared. Give this to a trustworthy guest, such as the mother of the bride, or the maid of honor. O Confirm with those people you expect to give/lead toasts at the reception. O Designate someone to take and freeze the top tier of the wedding cake to be eaten at your first anniversary celebration. (Hint: Save some cocktail napkins, programs, place cards and other mementos too! )

O If you are going on a honeymoon right away, ask a bridesmaid to pick up your belongings at the hotel after you have left. O Have fun and relax at your rehearsal dinner. O If your wedding is in the morning, set your alarm. (Hint: Arrange for a backup just in case!) O Relax, take a bath, and get some much-needed sleep (8-plus hours--if you can!!)

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Day of the Wedding O Most Important: Relax, smile, and enjoy the day! O Eat breakfast and other small meals throughout the day. Make sure to drink plenty of water and use the restroom before the ceremony. O Enjoy your hair and makeup time with friends and family. O Take a moment to thank your parents and tell them you love them. O Set aside a private moment together before or after the ceremony to exchange gifts and a sweet congratulatory kiss (or two). It always makes a great photo opportunity to catch this special moment when you see each other for the first time, either before or after the ceremony.

After the Wedding O Enjoy your new life as newlyweds! O Preserve your bridal bouquet, wedding dress and other wedding mementos, if you are choosing to. (Hint: This should be done within one week of the wedding. This prevents stains from setting, and keeps flowers as fresh-looking as possible. If you are going on your honeymoon right away, you may want to give this task to a close friend or family member.)

O Mail gifts to your parents to thank them for their help and support (if you didn’t give them out at the rehearsal dinner). O Put together an online photo album of wedding photos from friends. (Hint: These will most likely be the first photos available, since professional proofs can take weeks.)

O Send thank-you notes for your gifts within eight weeks of your wedding day.

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PLANNING + PREPARATION GIFT REGISTERIES THE WEDDING FAIRâ„¢ MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS

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PLANNING + PREPARATION Congratulations, you’re engaged! Before you know it, you’ll have the wedding of your dreams. But first, you need to plan it. Wedding planning can be overwhelming, so we suggest you start small, and bring in some pros to help. Hiring a wedding planner right away can be one of the best vendor decisions you make. They are experts in their field, familiar with every vendor and venue, and every step of the way they will help keep your grand vision (and budget) in mind. Supported by a professional, those never-ending wedding planning decisions suddenly become much easier. Wondering about the etiquette surrounding plus-ones, invitation wording, seating charts, inviting kids (or not) to your wedding? Planners have seen it all, and they know the answers to every quandry you can imagine.

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Next up, start to plan your ceremony. Receptions get a lot of attention, but it’s the ceremony that’s truly the most important part of your day. Think about who you want to officiate your wedding. Whether it’s a religious leader, a friend or family member, or a professional officiant, your choice will set the tone for the ceremony—and sometimes dictate the venue. You may also meet with your officiant before the wedding for pre-marital counseling. Whether you’re having a religious or secular ceremony, counseling beforehand can help ensure you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to those big life topics, and have the tools to discuss issues going forward During this time, begin to think about what type of wedding you want: large or intimate, formal or casual, local or destination, and so forth. Start browsing magazines and blogs, set up a Pinterest board, and attend wedding fairs for inspiration. The Wedding Fair™ is Minnesota’s premier wedding fair, bringing together the best wedding vendors in the Twin Cities. Taste cake and catering samples, talk with wedding pros and watch a runway fashion show—this is a one-stop shop for everything wedding. It occurs three times a year— January, March and October. The Wedding Fair™ is the ultimate wedding planning experience.

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Questions to ask your wedding planner: » What is your fee? Is that all-inclusive or are there additional costs? » Are there package options? » Are you available on our preferred wedding date? » Will you be onsite the day of my wedding? » Will you have a team? » Will you book multiple weddings on the same day? » How often do we typically meet during the planning process? » Will you attend vendor meetings with me? » Have you planned a wedding at our venue before? Or a similar style venue? » Are there any aspects of wedding planning that you don’t get involved with? » Do you have references? » And ask yourself: Do we like this person? You will be spending a lot of time with your wedding planner—make sure you like their personality.

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Tips for creating the perfect registry: » Register at a minimum of three different stores. This way if your guests are from out of town, they will most likely have a store nearby. You can also create online registries.

» Be careful not to register for seasonal items. If you are registering nine months ahead of time, they may not have these items when your guests go to purchase them for you.

» Break registering into multiple days. Trying to get it done all in one day will become overwhelming. Think bedrooms and bathrooms one day, tackle the kitchen department another day.

» If you’ve already built your home together, think of some good ideas for an alternative gift registry. Try a honeymoon fund or donations to your favorite charity.

» Register for gifts in all price points. This way your guests can choose a gift they know you’ll love at a price they can afford.

» Look for a store that has some perks. Do you get a percentage off registry items after the wedding (usually between 10-15%)? This incentive is often found with the larger retailers.

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THE ROAD TO ‘I DO’

Your Guide to Weddings & Events in Minneapolis.

FREE PERSONALIZED WEDDING PLANNING ASSISTANCE The road to ‘I Do’ should be fun, not stressful. We provide the assistance to make that a reality. Meet Minneapolis offers planning services to help connect you with the city’s best venues, vendors, hotels and more. And we do it all for FREE. Meet Minneapolis would love to join you in welcoming your out of town guests with free Minneapolis welcome bags! Each reusable bag contains the Official Minneapolis-St. Paul Visitor Guide, a Minneapolis Visitor Map and Metro Transit Bus & Light Rail Brochures.

minneapolis.org/weddings

danielr@minneapolis.org

612.767.8016

SIGNATURE PARTNERS

1.800.445.7412

minneapolis.org


Cinema Ballroom CINEMABALLROOM.COM

1560 ST. CLAIR AVENUE ST. PAUL, MN 55105 651-699-5910 INFO@CINEMABALLROOM.COM

Cinema Ballroom is the Twin Cities’ premier ballroom and Latin dance studio. We are open 7 days a week providing both dance classes and private lessons. Choreograph your first dance as husband and wife, perform with your entire wedding party, take private lessons with your wedding party or simply learn to dance at your reception. Our dance instructors are certified to teach dance and will help make your wedding special.

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Exquisite Events Twin Cities EXQUISITEEVENTSTWINCITIES.COM The absolute finest in wedding planning and day-of coordination. (Sister-owned and a Minnesota grown company) Exquisite Events Twin Cities offers three premier packages: Mi Olivia, day-of coordination package Mi Graciana, partial-planning package Mi Isabella, full-planning package

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612-805-7928 EXQUISITEEVENTSTC@GMAIL.COM


Happy Tailz HAPPYTAILZMN.COM

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN 55427 651-491-6075 HAPPYTAILZMN@GMAIL.COM

Happy Tailz is an affordable Wedding Pet Attendant business serving the Twin Cities. Your big day is finally here, but you are missing one important part of the family, your furry friend! We are here to save the day and be your pet's chauffeur, help with photos, aisle walking, event coordination, etc. Don't worry about a thing! Kelsey has a background in event planning and has the ultimate love for animals. Her passions include wedding photography and running her business!

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STABILIZE STABLECOUPLES.COM STABILIZE is for the brides and grooms who are planning the wedding of their dreams as much as it is for the couples who said "I Do" more than 5, 10, or 20+ years ago. Wherever you are on your marriage path, STABILIZE will equip you and your partner with the transformational tools you need to Embrace the Journey and establish, or re-establish, a healthy and happy relationship. Relationships thrive when there is understanding. STABILIZE your relationships, your marriage, your life.

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237 SW 2ND AVE CAMBRIDGE, MN 55008 763-221-4760 INFO@MNMEDIATION.COM


Bubbly & Beloved BUBBLYBELOVED.COM Bubbly & Beloved, Weddings & Events offers wedding and event services including full planning, partial planning, day-of coordination, design and decor, and personalized packages. We also offer event set up and tear down for the DIY type of couple (based out of Southern Minnesota, but willing to travel).

CORRIE HANSON, OWNER 952-393-8141 | BUBBLYBELOVED@GMAIL.COM

Your Day Coordinations YOURDAYCOORDINATIONS.COM You have worked so hard to make your wedding the day of your dreams, let Your Day Coordinations make your dream reality. I work hard to take care of every detail so that my brides and grooms can be guests at their own wedding.

ANNA QUIGLEY, DAY OF COORDINATOR ANNAEQUIGLEY@GMAIL.COM

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VENUE DIRECTORY YOUR LOCAL VENUES TO ACCOMMODATE CELEBRATIONS OF ALL TYPES AND SIZES. CONVENIENTLY COMPARE YOUR OPTIONS!

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

A'BULAE 255 6th Street E, 6th Floor, St. Paul, MN 651-788-9818 | abulae.com

500

$2,995$9,995

$5,000$10,000

AFTON HOUSE INN & ST. CROIX RIVER CRUISES | pg. 96 3291 South St. Croix Trail, Afton, MN 651-436-8883 | aftonhouseinn.com

300

$800$2,100

Varies

AL AND ALMA’S SUPPER CLUB & CHARTER CRUISES 5201 Piper Road, Mound, MN 952-472-3098 | alandalmas.com

149

Varies

$3,000

ARIA 105 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN 612-342-2742 | ariampls.com

400

$6,000$13,000

$2,000$4,000

ARROWWOOD RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN 320-762-1124 | arrowwoodresort.com

400

$300$900

$1,000$9,500

ASHERY LANE FARM 5480 Tacoma Avenue, Mayer, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

300

$3,000$10,000

$3,000$15,000

AUTUMN ANTLERS LODGE | pg. 97 1280 180th Street, Long Prairie, MN 866-424-4282 | autumnantlers.com/weddings

80

$2,500

$2,500

B'S ON THE RIVER 1455 County Rd 27, Watertown, MN 952-955-2223 | bontheriver.com

2502,500

$500$3,000

None

BAVARIA DOWNS 3919 Bavaria Road, Chaska, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

700

Varies

$2,500$16,000

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CEREMONY VENUE

OUTDOOR VENUE

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Venue Provides

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CATERING

LIQUOR

Venue Provides

REHEARSAL DINNER

CHANGING AREAS

ON-SITE PARKING

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS

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VENUE

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

BELLE'S EVENT CENTER 311 E Enterprise Drive, Belle Plaine, MN 612-339-0222 | belleseventcenter.com

400

None

None

BIGWOOD EVENT CENTER 925 Western Ave, Fergus Falls, MNÂ 218-729-2211 | bigwoodeventcenter.com

400

$0$1,500

$1,500

BIRCHWOOD CAFE 3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 612-722-4474 | birchwoodcafe.com/weddings

35

$40$100

$400$1,250

BLACK BEAR RESORT & CASINO 1785 Hwy 210, Carlton, MN 218-878-2327 | blackbearcasinoresort.com

600

$350$1,400

None

BLACKBERRY RIDGE GOLF CLUB 3125 Clubhouse Road, Sartell, MN 320-257-4653 x206 | blackberryridgegolf.com

300

$1,500$2,500

$3,000$6,000

BLOOM LAKE BARN 17147 Bloom Lake Road , Shafer, MN 651-703-1555 | bloomlakebarn.com

300

$5,995$7,495

None

BLUEFIN BAY FAMILY OF RESORTS | pg. 112 + 208 7192 W Hwy 61, Tofte, MN 218-663-6875 | bluefinbay.com

100

$500$2,000

$3,500

BRACKETT'S CROSSING COUNTRY CLUB 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville, MN 952-435-7600 | brackettscrossingcc.com

500

$0$2,500

None

BREEZY POINT RESORT 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point, MN 218-562-7596 | breezypointresort.com

400

$500$1,000

$4,000$5,000


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OUTDOOR VENUE

REHEARSAL DINNER

CHANGING AREAS

Venue Provides

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Venue Provides

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Venue Provides

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Venue Provides

CATERING

LIQUOR

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ON-SITE PARKING

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS

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FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

BROOKHALL EVENT CENTER 11930 Central Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 763-755-8731 | blainbrookbowl.com

450

$150$1,000

Varies

BROOKLYN PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 763-493-8333 | brooklynpark.org/weddings

350

$700$1,400

None

BROOKVIEW GOLDEN VALLEY 316 Brookview Parkway S, Golden Valley, MN 763-512-2345 | brookviewgoldenvalley.com

192

$1,100$1,800

Varies

BUCA DI BEPPO ITALIAN RESTAURANT 5 Great Twin Cities Locations 952-934-9463 | bucadibeppo.com

320

None

$900$2,500

CAFE AND BAR LURCAT 1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 612-486-5500 | lurcatminneapolis.com

180

$1,000$2,000

$12,000$25,000

CALHOUN BEACH CLUB 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

275

$750$6,000

$5,000$15,000

CAL FREMLING FLOATING VENUE Somsen Hall, 204 175 W Mark Street, Winona, MN 507-457-2628 | winona.edu/boat

49

$425

None

CAMPUS CLUB AT THE U OF M 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 612-625-1967 | campusclubumn.org/weddings

200

$0$3,500

$35/person

CAPITOL RIDGE EVENT CENTER & PEDDLERS PUB 161 Saint Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN 651-287-7678 | capitolridgebuilding.com/events

180

$400$1,000

None

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38

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RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

CARIBOU HIGHLANDS LODGE 371 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 218-728-8060 | caribouhighlands.com/weddings

75

$750$1,500

$2,000$4,000

CAST & CRU RESTAURANT 5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 952-474-2737 | castandcru.com

200

$5,000

$7,500

CEDAR ROOM AT OLD CHICAGO APPLE VALLEY | pg. 112 14998 Glazier Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 952-891-4650 | oldchicago.com

130

$75$250

$400$800

CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES | pg. 98 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 952-934-1524 | weddings.chanhassendt.com

250

None

None

CHART HOUSE RESTAURANT & EVENT CENTER 11287 Klamath Trail, Lakeville, MN 952-435-7020 | charthouserestaurant.com

300

$150$1,500

Varies

CHASE ON THE LAKE RESORT & SPA 502 Cleveland Blvd, Walker, MN 218-547-8525 | chaseonthelake.com

400

$0$5,000

$0$5,000

CHATEAU ST. CROIX WINERY 1998A Hwy 87, St. Croix Falls, WI 715-483-2556 | chateaustcroix.com

250

$1,500$3,500

None

CHS FIELD - SECURIAN FINANCIAL CLUB | pg. 99 360 N Broadway Street, St. Paul, MN 651-644-6659 | chsfield.com

250

$1,500$3,500

None

COMFORT INN PLYMOUTH 3000 Harbor Lane N, Plymouth, MN 763-559-1222 | comfortinnplymouth.com

167

$350$1,050

None


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LIQUOR

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OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS √

39


VENUE

40

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

COMO PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY | pg. 90 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 651-487-8282 | lancerhospitality.com

400

None

None

COMMUNITY ROOM AB 400 10th Street NW, New Brighton, MN 651-638-2138 | newbrightonmn.gov

240

$595$965

None

COUNTRY INN & SUITES ST. PAUL EAST 6003 Hudson Road, Woodbury, MN 651-739-7300 | countryinns.com/woodburymn

100

Varies

Varies

COYLAND CREEK 5400 Townline Road, Frederic, WI 715-653-4273 | coyland.com

170

$3,000

None

CRAGUN'S RESORT & LEGACY GOLF 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN 218-825-2853 | craguns.com

500

$300$2,000

None

CROIX VIEW FARM EVENT CENTER 96 280th Street, Oseola, WI 715-294-1566 | croixviewfarm.com

300

$3,000$5,000

None

CROWNE PLAZA MINNEAPOLIS WEST 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 763-559-6600 | cpplymouth.com

350

None

$7,000$9,000

CROWNE PLAZA NORTHSTAR 618 2nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 612-436-9351 | cpminneapolis.com

230

None

None

CRYSTAL LAKE GOLF COURSE 16725 Innsbrook Drive, Lakeville, MN 952-432-6566 x3 | cyrstallakegolfcourse.com

250

$800$1,000

$3,800$5,500


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LIQUOR

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Venue Provides

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41


42

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

DAKOTA PINES GOLF CLUB 2015 Westview Drive, Hastings, MN 651-379-2016 | dakotapinesevents.com

250

$2,000$3,000

None

DELLWOOD BARN WEDDINGS 7373 120th Street, Grant, MN 612-325-5388 | dellwoodbarnweddings.com

253

None

None

DELLWOOD COUNTRY CLUB 29 East Highway 96 , Dellwood, MN 651-426-4155 | weddings.dellwoodcountryclub.com

275

$750$2,500

$0$8,000

DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT MINNEAPOLIS NE | pg. 100 1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN 612-455-6336 | marriott.com/mspde

400

$500$1,000

$3,000$20,000

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MINNEAPOLIS PARK PLACE 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 952-582-5319 | doubletreeminneapolis.com

350

$300$750

$4,000$10,000

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MINNEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY | pg. 101 511 Huron Blvd SE, Minneapolis, MN 612-504-3203 | doubletreeuniversity.com

250

None

Varies

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ST. PAUL DOWNTOWN 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN 651-291-8800 | stpauldowntown.doubletree.com

400

$500$1,500

Varies

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ROSEVILLE 2540 North Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, MN 651-636-4567 | rosevilleminneapolis.doubletreebyhilton.com

350

None

Varies

EARLE BROWN HERITAGE CENTER | pg. 91 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN 763-569-6300 | earlebrown.com

800

Varies

Varies

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ON-SITE PARKING

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS √

43


VENUE

44

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

EAST TOWN BALLROOM AT THE COURTYARD | pg. 102 1500 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 612-638-4670 | easttownballroom.com

400

Varies

Varies

EDINBURGH USA 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

300

$500$1,000

$2,000$10,000

ELLIOT PARK HOTEL, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION 823 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 612-389-2272 | elliotparkhotel.com

150

$500$4,000

$0$10,000

ELM CREEK CHALET 12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 763-559-6700 | threeriversparks.org/page/featured-venues

208

$600$1,800

None

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON BLOOMINGTON 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 952-967-8706 | embassyweddingsbloomington.com

400

$0$500

Varies

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON MINNEAPOLIS DT | pg. 103 12 6th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 612-334-0613 | embassysuites.com

330

$0$4,500

$4,500$9,500

ERTÉ & THE PEACOCK LOUNGE 323 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 612-623-4211 | ertedining.com

150

None

Varies

FAIR HILLS RESORT 24270 County Highway 20, Detroit Lakes, MN 218-847-7638 | fairhillsresort.com/weddings

450

$2,450$3,950

$4,500$6,500

FEST VALLEY EVENTS 24447 County Highway S, Cadott, WI 715-313-0759 | festvalleyevents.com

350

$250$4,800

None


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Venue Provides

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45


46

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FINNEGANS BREW CO. 817 5th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 651-895-5601 | finnegans.org

200

$1,500

$450

FOREST LAKE AMERICAN LEGION 355 West Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 651-464-2600 | post225.com

400

$500$675

None

FORTUNE BAY RESORT & CASINO 1430 Bois Forte Road, Tower, MN 800-992-7529 | fortunebay.com

400

$500$1,500

$7,500

FOUR DAUGHTERS VINEYARD & WINERY 78757 State Highway 63, Spring Valley, MN 507-346-7300 | fourdaughtersvineyard.com

300

Varies

Varies

FREDRICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM 333 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 612-625-9494 | wam.umn.edu

160

$1,625$2,900

None

FURBER FARM 7310 Lamar Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN 651-336-4421 | johnpfurberfarm.com

500

$3,000$9,000

$5,000

GALE MANSION 2115 Stevens Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 612-870-1662 | galemansion.com

250

$2,100$3,200

$2,500$4,500

GALE WOODS FARM 7210 County Road 110 W, Minnetrista, MN 763-694-7611 | threeriversparks.org/page/featured-venues

320

$600$1,800

None

GATHER ON 3 19624 County Road 3, Brainerd, MN 218-822-4330 | thewoodsmn.com

300

$1,250$3,500

$3,000$5,000

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CATERING

LIQUOR

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CHANGING AREAS

ON-SITE PARKING

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS √

Client Provides

Venue Provides

47


48

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

GERMANIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE 301 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 651-222-7027 | gaicatering.com

220

$1,600$2,200

None

GLACIER PARK WEDDINGS - GREAT NORTHERN RESORT 12127 Hwy 2 E, West Glacier, MT 406-387-5340 | glacierparkweddings.com

200

$3,000$6,000

None

GLENSHEEN MANSION 3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 218-726-8933 | glensheen.org

300

$1,400$9,200

None

GRADUATE HOTEL 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 612-379-8888 | graduatehotels.com/minneapolis

350

None

$4,000$10,000

GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY 777 Lady Luck Drive, Hinkley, MN 800-472-6321 x4546 | grandcasinomn.com

1,000

$600$1,200

Varies

GRAND ELY LODGE RESORT & EVENT CENTER | pg. 92 400 N Pioneer Road, Ely, MN 218-365-6565 | grandelylodge.com

275

$400$500

None

GRAND SUPERIOR LODGE 2826 MN-61, Two Harbors, MN 218-728-8060 | grandsuperior.com/weddings

180

$1,750$4,000

$2,000$6,000

GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 218-740-2015 | glaquarium.org/glaevents/weddings

300

$600$3,500

None

GREEN ACRES EVENT CENTER 14150 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 952-942-5220 | greenacreseventcenter.com

225

$2,190$5,900

$5,000

VENUE


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49


50

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

GREYSOLON BY BLACK WOODS | pg. 104 231 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN 218-722-7466 | greysolonballroom.com

350

$900$3,700

None

GULL LAKE CRUISES 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN 218-831-0126 | gulllakecruises.com

100

$1,000$1,500

None

HARD ROCK CAFE - MALL OF AMERICA 5115 Center Court, Bloomington, MN 952-814-2948 | hardrockcafe.com/location/mall-of-america

1,000

Varies

Varies

HAZELTINE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB 1900 Hazeltine Blvd, Chaska, MN 952-556-5400 | hazeltinenational.com

350

$0$1,000

$100$8,000

HERITAGE LINKS GOLF CLUB 8075 Lucerne Blvd, Lakeville, MN 952-440-4656 | heritagelinks.com

180

$250$1,000

None

HEWING HOTEL 300 Washington Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 651-468-0500 | hewinghotel.com

176

$1,000$4,000

$8,000$20,000

HIDDEN GREENS EVENT VENUE 12977 200th Street E, Hastings, MN 651-437-1813 | hiddengreensevents.com

300

$3,500$6,500

$500

HILTON MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT AND SPA 560 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 239-394-5000 | hiltonmarcoisland.com

220

$2,000

$5,000$20,000

HISTORIC JOHN P. FURBER FARM 7310 Lamar Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN 651-336-4421 | johnpfurberfarm.com

500

$6,000$9,000

$5,000

VENUE


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REHEARSAL DINNER

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OUTDOOR VENUE

ON-SITE PARKING √

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS √

51


CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

HOLIDAY INN ALEXANDRIA - THE BARN | pg. 92 5637 Highway 29 S, Alexandria, MN 320-763-6577 | thebarnalex.com

325

$500$750

$3,000$4,000

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES OWATONNA 2365 43rd Street W, Owatonna, MN 507-446-8900 | ichotelsgroup.com

250

$1,250$2,100

$3,000

HOPE GLEN FARM & TREEHOUSE | pg. 105 10276 E Point Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove, MN 612-202-2886 | hopeglenfarm.com

300

$1,500$9,495

Varies

HYATT REGENCY MINNEAPOLIS 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 612-596-4530 | minneapolis.regency.hyatt.com

1,000

None

$1,000$10,000

HYLAND HILLS SKI AREA 8800 Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN 763-694-7811 | threeriversparks.org

320

$1,900$2,100

None

IDEAL HALL 1494 Dale Street N, St. Paul, MN 651-488-0971 | tstcreativecatering.com

350

$1,000$1,500

$0$800

INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE 275 Market Street, Minneapolis, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

4,000

$750$1,000

$4,000$12,500

JOHN P. MURZYN HALL 530 Mill Street NE, Columbia Heights, MN 763-706-3734 | columbiaheightsmn.gov

400

$800$1,700

None

JR'S BARN 21573 45th Street, Waldorf, MN 507-327-7047 | jrsbaren.com

290

$3,900$5,300

None

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CATERING

LIQUOR

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Venue Provides

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Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Either Provides

Either Provides

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Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Client Provides

Venue Provides

Client Provides

Client Provides

53


VENUE

54

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

JW MARRIOTT MINNEAPOLIS MALL OF AMERICA 2141 Lindau Lane, Bloomington, MN 612-615-0100 | marriott.com/hotels

1,725

None

None

JX EVENT VENUE 123 Second Street N, Stillwater, MN 651-342-0176 | jxvenue.com

720

$5,500$9,500

None

KILKARNEY HILLS GOLF CLUB COURSE 163 Radio Road, River Falls, WI 715-425-8501 | kilkarneyhills.com

350

$599$3,500

$1,000$4,500

LAFAYETTE CLUB 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN 952-471-8493 | lafayetteclub.com

600

$1,000$3,000

$6,000$10,000

LAKE ELMO INN EVENT CENTER 3712 Layton Avenue N, Lake Elmo, MN 651-779-5994 | lakelmoinn.com

300

$800$1,800

$4,000

LANDMARK CENTER 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN 651-292-3228 | landmarkcenter.org

320

$3,000$5,300

$750

LARSMONT COTTAGES 596 Larsmont Way, Two Harbors, MN 218-728-8060 | larsmontcottages.com

50

$1,250$1,500

$1,000$2,000

LEOPOLD'S MISSISSIPPI GARDENS 9500 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 763-315-3800 | leopoldsmn.com

330

$800$6,000

$0$8,700

LILYDALE DANCE HALL & EVENT VENUE 6343 County Hwy N, Chippewa Falls, WI 715-456-2328 | lilydalewi.com

500

$3,600$5,700

None


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OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS

55


CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

LITTLE CROW RESORT 15980 Highway 23 NE, Spicer, MN 320-347-1500 | littlecrowresort.com

300

$1,000$3,750

$3,500$6,500

LORING SOCIAL 1629 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

250

$500$3,000

$2,000$10,000

LOWERTOWN EVENT CENTER 400 Sibley Street N, Suite L50, St. Paul, MN 612-310-4369 | lowertowneventcenter.com

250

Varies

None

MAIDENWOOD LODGE N447 244th Street, Stockholm, WI 715-544-7771 | maidenwoodlodge.com

200

$3,900$4,300

None

MAJESTIC OAKS GOLF CLUB 701 Bunker Lake Blvd, Ham Lake, MN 763-755-2140 | majesticoaksgolfclub.com

400

$300$2,000

$3,000$11,500

MARRIOTT MINNEAPOLIS WEST | pg. 106 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 952-544-4400 | marriottminneapoliswest.com

350

$250$1,000

$3,000$12,000

MCNAMARA ALUMNI CENTER 200 Oak Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

1,000

Varies

$500$13,800

MEDINA ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 500 Highway 55, Medina, MN 763-478-6661 | medinaentertainment.com

600

$100$1,200

$500$6,000

MEDINA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 400 Evergreen Road, Medina, MN 763-478-4808 | medinagolfcc.com

250

$500$1,500

$4,000$6,500

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CHANGING AREAS

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

CATERING

LIQUOR

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Client Provides

ON-SITE PARKING √

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS √

Client Provides

Client Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Either Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

Venue Provides

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58

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

MENDAKOTA COUNTRY CLUB 2075 Mendakota Drive M endota Heights, MN 651-905-6165 | mendakotacc.com

350

$500$1,050

$5,000

METROPOLITAN BALLROOM AND CLUBROOM 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

1,500

None

$2,500$15,000

MID-AMERICA FESTIVALS 1244 S Canterbury Rd, Suite 306, Shakopee, MN 952-445-7361 | magicaloutdoorweddings.com

150+

$750$900

Varies

MIDLAND HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville, MN 651-631-0440 | midlandhillscc.org

300

$500$1,200

$6,000

MILL CITY MUSEUM 704 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

1,000

$1,600$2,750

$1,500$12,500

MILLENNIUM HOTEL MINNEAPOLIS 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 612-359-2227 | millenniumhotels.com

350

Varies

Varies

MINNEAPOLIS AIRPORT MARRIOTT 2020 East American Blvd, Bloomington, MN 952-851-4760 | marriott.com/mspmn

550

None

$34/ person

MINNEAPOLIS ELKS #44 2875 Brookdale Drive, Brooklyn Park, MN 763-560-4400 | minneapoliselks44.org

150

$500$800

Varies

MINNEAPOLIS GOLF CLUB 2001 Flag Avenue S, St. Louis Park, MN 952-525-2532 | minneapolisgolfclub.com

240

$500$1,000

$8,000$10,000

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Either Provides

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LIQUOR

Venue Provides

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OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS √

59


CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT NORTHWEST 7025 Northland Drive N, Minneapolis, MN 763-486-1900 | marriott.com/mspnw

600

$250$1,000

$2,500$12,000

MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT WEST 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 952-544-4400 | marriottminneapoliswest.com

350

$250$1,000

$3,000$12,000

MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul, MN 612-238-4444 | damicocatering.com

2,000

$300$2,730

$2,000$9,000

MINNESOTA MASONIC HERITAGE CENTER 11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 952-948-6502 | masonicheritagecenter.org

200

$3,200$4,000

$22/ person

MINNESOTA NATIONAL GOLF COURSE 23247 480th Street, McGregor, MN 218-426-4444 | mnnationalgolfcourse.com

300

$1,500$3,000

None

MINNESOTA ZOO 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 952-431-9298 | mnzoo.org/rent-the-zoo

240

$2,200$3,500

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MN HARVEST APPLE ORCHARD & EVENT VENUE 8251 Old Highway 169 Blvd, Jordan, MN 952-492-2785 | minnesotasharvest.net

300

None

None

MORGAN CREEK VINEYARDS 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm, MN 507-947-3547 | morgancreekvineyards.com

200

$800$2,000

$350

MOUNDS VIEW EVENT CENTER 5394 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View, MN 763-717-4041 | moundsvieweventcenter.com

300

$115$2,295

None

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62

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MUSE EVENT CENTER - NORTH LOOP 107 3rd Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 612-345-8344 | musemn.com

350

$3,500

$5,000$7,500

NEW BRIGHTON COMMUNITY CENTER 400 10th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 651-638-2138 | newbrightonmn.gov/departments

240

$595$965

None

NEW PRAGUE PARK BALLROOM 300 Lexington Avenue S, New Prague, MN 952-758-4603 | theparkballroom.com

1,000

$400$700

$3,000

NICOLLET ISLAND INN 95 Merriam Street, Minneapolis, MN 612-331-1800 | nicolletislandinn.com/events/weddings

175

$250$3,000

None

NOERENBERG GARDENS 2865 Northshore Drive, Wayzata, MN 763-559-6700 | threeriversparks.org

200

$350$600

None

NORTH METRO EVENT CENTER 1000 Gramsie Road , Shoreview, MN 651-483-1727 | northmetroeventcenter.com

280

$600$2,000

Varies

NORTH STAR FARM EVENT CENTER 34234 322nd Street, Le Sueur, MN 612-275-7195 | northstarfarmevents.com

350

$3,000$6,800

None

NORTHERN LIGHTS BALLROOM AND BANQUET CENTER 10376 112th Avenue, Milaca, MN 320-369-4622 | northernlightsbanquet.com

400

$195$1,495

Varies

NORTHLAND COUNTRY CLUB 3901 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN 218-525-1941 | northlandcountryclub.com

280

$1,500$2,400

$26/ person

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63


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64

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RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

OAK GLEN COUNTRY CLUB 1599 McKusick Road N, Stillwater, MN 651-439-6981 | oakglengolf.com

400

$599$999

$4,000$6,000

OAK MARSH GOLF COURSE 526 Inwood Avenue N, Oakdale, MN 651-730-7880 | oakmarshgolf.com

300

$0$2,000

$5,000

PAIKKA 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 165, St. Paul, MN paikkamn.com

200

$6,500$8,000

None

PARADISE CHARTER CRUISES & MINNEAPOLIS QUEEN Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River 952-474-8058 | twincitiescruises.com

145

Varies

Varies

PIZZA LUCE RICHFIELD BANQUET ROOM 800 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 612-767-8603 | pizzaluce.com

55

$80$130

$400$650

PLYMOUTH CREEK CENTER 14800 34th Avenue N, Plymouth, MN 763-509-5280 | plymouthmn.gov

350

$585$1,330

None

PROFILE EVENT CENTER | pg. 107 2630 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 612-331-5000 | profileeventcenter.com

400

None

Varies

PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL 1691 Park Place Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 763-400-4937 | punchbowlsocial.com

975

None

$200$55,000

PURPLEROSE EVENT HALL 2975 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 612-859-5354 | purplerosehall.com

300

$750$4,000

None


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66

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

QUINCY HALL 1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 612-400-1754 | quincyhallmn.com

600

$5,000

$50/ person

RADISSON BLU MINNEAPOLIS DOWNTOWN 35 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 612-547-6233 | radissonbluminneapolis.com

500

$500$1,200

$6,500$12,000

RED BARN FARM OF NORTHFIELD 10063 110th Street E, Northfield, MN 507-664-0304 | redbarnfarmofnorthfield.com

300

$6,000$9,000

None

REDEEMED FARM 21325 Meadowbrook Ave N, Scandia, MN 612-757-3597 | redeemedfarm.org

175

$5,500$9,000

None

RENAISSANCE MINNEAPOLIS BLOOMINGTON | pg. 108 5500 American Blvd. W, Bloomington, MN 952-345-1245 | marriott.com

200

$0$500

$2,500

RIDGE TOP GATHERING PLACE 27828 Neptune Rd, Cashton, WI 608-693-0016 | ridgetopgatheringplace.com

500

$450$2,750

None

RIVER OAKS GOLF COURSE & EVENT CENTER 11099 South Highway 61, Cottage Grove, MN 651-438-2121 | riveroaksmunigolf.com

225

$250$1,750

$4,000

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY 825 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 612-332-2739 | rockbottom.com/locations/minneapolis

250

None

$500$20,000

ROCKWOODS 9100 Quaday Ave NE, Otsego, MN 763-441-6375 | rockwoodsmn.com

330

$100$1,100

$900$8,000

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68

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

ROLLING RIDGE WEDDING & EVENT CENTER 31101 County Road 133, St. Joseph, MN 320-257-7755 | rollingridgeevents.com

300

$500$7,500

None

ROOSEVELT HILLS 2695 Timberland Rd, Barronett, WI 715-371-1147 | roosevelthills.com

170

$3,000

None

ROSEMOUNT COMMUNITY CENTER BANQUET HALL 13885 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 651-322-6002 | ci.rosemount.mn.us

300

$350$950

None

ROSEVILLE SKATING CENTER BANQUET FACILITY 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 651-792-7121 | cityofroseville.com/skatingcenter

300

$335$935

None

ROUND BARN FARM BED & BREAKFAST EVENT CENTER 28650 Wildwood Lane, Red Wing, MN 651-385-9250 | weddings.roundbarnfarm.com

299

$3,995$7,500

$22/ person

ROUND LAKE VINEYARD & WINERY 30124 State Highway 264, Round Lake, MN 507-945-1100 | roundlakevineyards.com

300

$0$10,000

$0$7,000

ROYAL GOLF CLUB 11455 20th Street N, Lake Elmo, MN 651-505-9058 | royalclubmn.com

260

$800$3,000

Varies

RUDY'S REDEYE GRILL & EVENT CENTER 4940 N Highway 61, White Bear Lake, MN 651-653-6718 | rudysredeyegrill.com

280

$50$500

$3,500$5,000

RUSH CREEK GOLF CLUB | pg. 109 7801 County Road 101, Maple Grove, MN 763-494-8944 | rushcreek.com

350

None

$2,500$12,000

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69


70

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

RUSTIC OAKS BARN 17494 100th Street, Brownton, MN 320-296-4342 | rusticoaksbarn.com

334

$3,600

None

SACRED CLAY WEDDINGS | pg. 93 23234 Grosbeak Road, Lanesboro, MN 507-467-9605 | sacredclayinn.com

250

$1,500$6,000

None

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA | pg. 94 120 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 651-221-2550 | smm.org/visit/private-events

400

Varies

Varies

SHERATON BLOOMINGTON HOTEL 5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 952-656-5906 | bloomingtonmnweddings.com

350

$0$5,000

$0$10,000

SHOREWOOD COMMUNITY & EVENT CENTER 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 952-474-7635 | southshore-center.org

175

$280$590

None

SILVERWOOD GREAT HALL 2500 County Road E, St. Anthony, MN 763-559-6700 | threeriversparks.org

208

$800$2,600

None

SOUTHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB 239 East Mendota Road, West St. Paul, MN 651-233-5895 | southviewcc.com

300

$500$1,000

None

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RECREATIONAL AREA 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth, MN 218-624-8531 | spiritmtweddings.com

400

$950$1,500

None

ST. CROIX NATIONAL GOLF & EVENT CENTER | pg. 95 1603 32nd Street, Somerset, WI 715-247-4200 | scngolf.com

250

$2,400

$720$1,200

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71


CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

ST. JAMES HOTEL | pg. 110 406 Main Street, Red Wing, MN 651-388-2846 | st-james-hotel.com

240

$500$5,500

$1,000$5,000

ST. PAUL COLLEGE CLUB 990 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 651-227-4477 | stpaulcollegeclub.com

300

$220$275

$3,000$6,000

STONE RIDGE GOLF CLUB 13600 North Hudson Boulevard, Stillwater, MN 651-436-GOLF | stoneridgeweddings.com

300

None

None

SURLY BREWING COMPANY 520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 763-999-4040 | surlybrewing.com

136

None

$2,500

TAYLORS FALLS SCENIC BOAT TOURS 220 South Street, Taylors Falls, MN 651-465-6365 | taylorsfallsboat.com/weddings

120

$1,275$2,625

None

THE BARN AT FIVE LAKES RESORT 34665 Camp Cherith Road, Frazee, MN 218-847-7638 | barnatfivelakes.com/weddings

450

$1,750$3,850

$4,500$6,500

THE BLAISDELL 2322 Blaisdell Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 651-423-5668 | theblaisdell.com

250

$4,000$8,500

None

THE CARGILL ROOM - THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT 332 Front Street S, La Crosse, WI 608-782-1677 | thewaterfrontlacrosse.com

400

None

$6,000$7,000

THE COPPER HEN 2515 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 612-872-2221 | copperhenkitchen.com

150

None

$800$17,400

VENUE

72


CEREMONY VENUE

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73


VENUE

74

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

THE FLORIAN GARDENS 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 715-832-8836 | thefloriangardens.com

600

None

None

THE GARDENS OF CASTLE ROCK 26601 Chippendale Avenue, Northfield, MN 651-264-9510 | thegardensofcastlerock.com

300

$3,950$6,950

None

THE HIDDEN MEADOW & BARN W9602 Balsam Lane, Pepin, WI 715-448-0326 | hiddenmeadowandbarn.com

250

$2,995$6,495

None

THE HOLDEN ROOM 145 Holden Street N, Minneapolis, MN 612-568-6411 | parallelmn.com/the-holden-room

450

$2,550$3,800+

$2,500

THE HOTEL IVY 201 S 11th Street, Minneapolis, MN 612-746-4600 | thehotelivy.com

130

$500

$5,000

THE JEROME EVENT CENTER 129 Bridge Avenue E, Delano, MN 612-875-7716 | thejeromedelano.com

400

$2.495$4,995

None

THE LINKS AT NORTHFORK 9333 Alpine Drive NW, Ramsey, MN 763-241-0506 | golfthelinks.com

275

$700$1,000

Varies

THE LODGE AT CROOKED LAKE EVENT CENTER 24271 State Road 35 N, Siren, WI 715-349-2500 | mylodge.com

300

$100$1,350

None

THE LOFT AT STUDIO J 214 Main St S, Suite 301, Stillwater, MN 651-342-2416 | studiojloft.com

250

$3,000$5,000

None


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OUTDOOR VENUE

Venue Provides

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75


VENUE

76

CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV MINIMUM

THE MINNEAPOLIS CLUB 729 Second Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 612-334-0217 | mplsclub.org

350

$250$950

$8,500

THE MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ART 5500 Stevens Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 612-821-9045 | tmora.org

200

$3,300$4,200

None

THE OTHER ROOM 801 Washington Avenue N #116, Minneapolis, MN 612-220-7673 | theotherroommpls.com

49

$895$1,495

None

THE OUTING LODGE AT PINE POINT 11661 Myeron Road N, Stillwater, MN 651-439-9747 | outinglodge.com

200

$200$450

None

THE OUTPOST CENTER 6053 Hwy 212 E, Chaska, MN 952-475-8095 | theoutpostcenter.com

299

$2,425$7,122

None

THE OXBOW HOTEL & THE LAKELY | pg. 113 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI 715-839-0601 | theoxbowhotel.com

150

$1,000$7,000

None

THE PAVILION AT LAKE ELMO 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 651-251-8568 | holidayinn.com/stpaulnemn

240

$300$900

$2,500$5,000

THE REFUGE GOLF CLUB 21250 Yellow Pine Street NW, Oak Grove, MN 763-753-8383 | refugegolfclub.com

285

$750$1,500

$3,500$8,500

THE SAINT PAUL HOTEL 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 651-228-3869 | saintpaulhotel.com

300

None

$1,000$20,000


CEREMONY VENUE

OUTDOOR VENUE

REHEARSAL DINNER

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78

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

THE SANFORD CENTER 111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 218-441-4003 | thesanfordcenter.net

1,000

$1,600$10,000

None

THE SCANDIA CREAMERY 21279 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN scandiacreamery.com

350

$1,000$1,500

$800

THE SKYROOM AT RED WING GOLF COURSE 1311 West 6th Street, Red Wing, MN 651-315-1506 | redwinggolfcourse.com

300

$0$6,000

None

THE VAN DUSEN MANSION 1900 LaSalle, Minneapolis, MN 612-871-2702 | thevandusenmansion.com

350

Varies

Varies

THE WINERY AT SOVEREIGN ESTATE 9950 N Shore Road, Waconia, MN 952-446-9957 | sovereignestatewine.com

400

$750$7,500

$1,500

THUMPER POND RESORT | pg. 92 300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN 218-367-2000 | thumperpond.com

350

Varies

Varies

TPC TWIN CITIES 11444 Tournament Players Parkway, Blaine, MN 763-795-0827 | tpctwincities.com

200

$500$1,150

$6,000$8,000

UNION DEPOT 214 E 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 651-202-2710 | uniondepot.org

800

$1,250$3,750

Varies

US BANK STADIUM 401 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 612-777-8733 | usbankstadium.com

200

$5,400$10,000

$15,000$50,000

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80

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

VALLEYWOOD GOLF COURSE 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple Valley, MN 952-953-2325 | valleywoodgolf.net

150

$200$2,000

None

VISTA FLEET CRUISES & EVENTS 323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 218-529-8703 | vistafleet.com

220

$400$7,500

None

W MINNEAPOLIS - THE FOSHAY 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 612-215-3700 | wminneapolishotel.com

340

$500$1,500

$4,000

WABASHA STREET CAVES 215 Wabasha Street S, St. Paul, MN 651-224-1191 | wabashastreetcaves.com

200

$2,000$2,800

$800

WALKER ART CENTER 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 612-253-3408 | walkerart.org

220

$1,800$4,200

$5,000

WATER STREET INN | pg. 111 101 South Water Street, Stillwater, MN 651-439-6000 | waterstreetinn.us

300

None

$3,000$6,000

WATSON BLOCK 256 1st Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 612-300-9525 | watsonblock.com

150

$800$2,700

$750$2,000

WEDDINGS AT THE BROZ 212 Main Street W, New Prague, MN 612-339-0222 | brozweddings.com

300

None

None

WESTIN EDINA GALLERIA 3201 Galleria, Edina, MN 952-567-5022 | edinaweddings.com

350

$0$5,000

$10,000

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82

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minnespolis, MN 612-220-2132 | westminstermpls.org

275

$1,500$3,500

None

WHITE BEAR LAKE YACHT CLUB 56 Dellwood Avenue, Dellwood, MN 651-429-4567 | wbyc.com

175

$6,000$8,000

$6,000

WILD MARSH 1710 Montrose Boulevard South, Buffalo, MN 763-682-4476 x3 | wildmarsh.com

150

$200$600

None

WILD MOUNTAIN WINERY 16906 Wild Mountain Road, Taylors Falls, MN 651-583-3585 | wildmountainwinery.com

200

$1,500$3,500

None

WILD RIDGE GOLF COURSE 3905 Kane Rd, Eau Claire, WI 715-318-1297 | wildridgegolf.com

300

$900$1,800

None

WILLOW BROOKE FARM 29212 Orchard Road, Red Wing, MN 952-208-2473 | willowbrookeevents.com

300

$2,500$8,500

$500$50,000

WINDOWS ON MINNESOTA - MARQUETTE HOTEL | pg. 113 710 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 612-333-4545 | windowsonminnesota.com

300

Varies

$8,000$20,000

WINEHAVEN WINERY AND VINEYARD 10020 Deer Garden Lane, Chisago City, MN 651-257-1017 | winehaven.com

300

$6,000$7,000

$5,000

WOODBURY CENTRAL PARK 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 651-714-3799 | woodburycentralpark.com

250

$800$1,400

None

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CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUES HOTELS REHEARSAL DINNERS OUTDOOR BARNS CRUISE BOATS

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CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUES The stage is set. The night is beautiful. As you and your new spouse walk into the room, a smile beams across your face. Hand in hand, you stroll past all your guests and see that every detail is perfectly in place. As your happiness bubbles over, you quickly realize none of this would have been possible without choosing this amazing venue. Selecting your ceremony and reception venues will be the biggest challenge of the wedding planning process. Take your time to find the venue that will not only make for breathtaking pictures, but also will set the tone for all of your friends and family. Overwhelmingly, when your guests reflect back on your wedding, they will picture your reception. You will want to find the perfect venue to express your personalities and make you and your guests feel as comfortable.

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How to determine the type of reception you want: » Do you want the ceremony and reception to be in the same place? » Based on the size of the guest list, what size ceremony/reception site do you need? » Do you have a strong preference towards outdoor/indoor ceremony? » Do you want an elegant reception or more casual? » Do you prefer a Friday night, Saturday afternoon or evening wedding? » Do you want a cocktail hour in a different location/room for dinner? » Do you want appetizers/dessert or a full meal at your reception?

good to know Your reception will be responsible for roughly 35-50% of the cost of the entire wedding. This will include your facility rental fees, catering and bar service.

» Do you want a live band/DJ at your reception/ceremony? (You will need adequate space and electricity) » Do you want alcohol at your reception? » Do you want seating for everyone or scattered cocktail tables?

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Questions to ask when selecting your venue: » What amenities does the site offer? (Changing rooms, bathrooms, dance floor, lighting, entertainment equipment, wheelchair access, picturesque areas, onsite stocked bar, kitchen facilities, coat rooms, etc.)

» Is catering available? May we use our own caterer, baker, etc. or must we use a vendor provided by the venue?

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» What is included and what are the fees involved with the venue rental? Have them give you an itemized list. » Are there any special restrictions? Restriction to access of rooms, décor, alcohol, music level, timeline, smoking, animals, or flames? If having anything unique, discuss this with the venue during this time.


» How many people will comfortably fit in each room?

» Can any décor be removed from the venue?

» Is there any décor included in the venue rental?

» Are candles allowed? And what is the candle policy? (Completely enclosed flame, etc.)

Things that should be included are the following: » Facility rental fee

» Cost of setup and take down

» Cost of catering

» Ceremony fee (if having onsite)

(at least minimums, final decisions will be made later)

» Staffing fees

» Cake cutting fees

» Taxes for all services and rentals

» Floral fees

» Minimum rental fee

(if using an onsite vendor)

» Linen and service ware fees (if using an on-site vendor)

» Beverage fees (this will be a decision dependent on your bar service needs)

» Bartending fee (usually per bartender)

» Overtime fees » Security fees » Permit fees » Parking/valet fees » Any other services specific to the venue

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Your choice of setting. Whether your style is casual, sophisticated or a bit in the wilderness, Madison Hospitality Group has the ideal location for your Minnesota destination wedding. We offer unique indoor and outdoor venues, on-site lodging, banquet facilities and friendly professional staff to help make your special day unforgettable.

Contact us and choose the venue that’s right for you!

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Afton House Inn • Afton/Hudson Cruise Lines AFTONHOUSEINN.COM STCROIXRIVERCRUISES.COM This is the first day of the rest of your life, let Afton House Inn and Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines create the wedding of your dreams. We will take care of the details and entertain your guests by providing the finest in service, dining, and cruising. From small intimate occasions to larger formal affairs, we’ll make your event one everyone will remember for a lifetime. We would love to give you a tour and discuss your wedding plans.

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3291 ST. CROIX TRAIL S AFTON, MN 55001 651-436-8883


Autumn Antlers Lodge and Event Center AUTUMNANTLERS.COM/WEDDINGS/

1280 180TH ST. LONG PRAIRIE, MN 56347 1-866–424–4282 WEDDINGS@AUTUMNANTLERS.COM

When you choose Autumn Antlers, the entire 10,000 sq ft lodge and adjacent bunkhouses are exclusively yours. Like a destination wedding, our five-star lodge offers everything you need for the rehearsal dinner, the big day and gift openings, including a fully staffed kitchen that serves home-cooked gourmet meals. Autumn Antlers has relaxed indoor and outdoor space suitable for every season. The dining room and deck, which overlooks the grounds and pond, can be decorated to your specifications. The bar and the outdoor bonfire pit is the perfect place for your group to converse and relax. Contact us for a custom package.

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres CHANHASSENDT.COM Take center stage and say ’I do’ at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! In addition to a unique, one-of-a-kind setting, we offer quality service and a delicious, varied menu at exceptional prices. Whether planning a casual rehearsal dinner for 20 or a formal wedding ceremony and reception for 300, our experienced event staff will ‘set the stage’ on your big day! Ask about our all-inclusive package for 150 guests!

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501 WEST 78TH STREET CHANHASSEN, MN 952-934-1524 RANDERSON@CHANHASSENDT.COM


CHS Field CHSFIELD.COM

360 BROADWAY STREET ST. PAUL, MN 651-644-6659 AGUTKNECHT@SAINTSBASEBALL.COM

Looking for a unique spot to host your next event? The Securian Financial Club at CHS Field can provide you with an upscale, stress-free environment to entertain your guests. Accomodating up to 250 people, this indoor space surrounded by glass will protect you from the elements while you soak in views of the baseball field, Dayton’s Bluff to the east, and the downtown St. Paul skyline to the west.

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast MARRIOTT.COM/MSPDE At Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast, we focus on the details that matter. Elegant modern spaces for celebrating with up to 400 of your favorite people, delicious fresh food, spacious guest rooms with ultra-comfortable beds, complimentary parking, local shuttle rides, complimentary Wi-Fi and an onsite restaurant and bar featuring all day dining options and a great Private Dining Room. Simple Made Perfect.

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1330 INDUSTRIAL BLVD NE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413 612-455-6336 - EMMA PARTRIDGE SALES@SCALZOHOSPITALITY.COM


DoubleTree by Hilton™ Minneapolis University Area DOUBLETREEUNIVERSITY.COM

511 HURON BLVD SE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414 612-504-3203 SALES@DOUBLETREEUNIVERSITY.COM

Nestled in the heart of the Twin Cities, the brand-new DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area offers a one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding. Our glamorous Bridges Ballroom is exclusively yours, there’s no need to share your special day with any other couple. Surround yourself with breathtaking floortoceiling windows, enjoy your mouthwatering meal under sparkling chandeliers, and dance the night away with friends and family.

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East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard EASTTOWNBALLROOM.COM With over 5,200 square feet, East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis offers endless options for any couple to host the wedding of their dreams. With space for both indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions we aim to have you expect the unexpected. Photos by Tessa June Photography

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1500 WASHINGTON AVE S MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55454 612-638-4670 INFO@EASTTOWNBALLROOM.COM


Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis EMBASSYSUITES.COM

12 6TH STREET S MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402 612-334-0613 SANDY.VOGEL@HILTON.COM

On your wedding day, you want time to stand still. In the new Embassy Suites Minneapolis it will! Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis our hotel offers you a unique and romantic setting, exquisite catering menus, impeccable service, special rates on guest accommodations and a complimentary honeymoon suite. Our wedding expert is ready to see to every detail through to make your special day memorable for you and your guests. 3D Virtual Tour: visitingmedia.com/tt8/?ttid=embassy-suites-hilton-minneaplis-downtown#/3d-model

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Greysolon by Black Woods GREYSOLONDULUTH.COM Located in the heart of Downtown Duluth, Greysolon Plaza was built in 1925 as the Hotel Duluth, which was widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful hotels on the continent. Today, Black Woods has restored Greysolon to its original splendor, making it one of the top venues in Minnesota. Greysolon is steeped in romance with spectacular in-house catering and professional staff who can ensure every detail is taken care of. Say ‘I Do’ along the shores of Lake Superior under the sparkle of the grand chandeliers.

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231 E SUPERIOR STREET DULUTH, MN 55802 218-722-7466 BALLROOM@BLACKWOODS.COM


Hope Glen Farm and Tree House HOPEGLENFARM.COM

10276 EAST POINT DOUGLAS ROAD S COTTAGE GROVE, MN 55016 612-202-2886 INFO@HOPEGLENFARM.COM

Hope Glen Farm is a historic and picturesque farm located just fifteen minutes from the Twin Cities. The farm offers the perfect mixture of beautiful landscapes and rustic elegance in a private setting for up to 300 of your favorite guests. With indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, we can make your dream wedding become a reality. Included with the venue rental is a one-night stay in our romantic four-story Tree House honeymoon suite on the night of your wedding.

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Marriott Minneapolis West MARRIOTTMINNEAPOLISWEST.COM At Marriott Minneapolis West, timeless charm meets exceptional service. With dedicated wedding planners to finesse the details, elegant event spaces as a backdrop to your special day, specialty bar service and chef crafted menus to suit any palette, every detail will be taken care of with ease. Contact us today to schedule a tour, meet the team and share your vision!

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9960 WAYZATA BOULEVARD ST. LOUIS PARK, MN 55426 952-544-4400 MARRIOTTWESTREQUEST@CSMCORP.NET


Profile Event Center PROFILEEVENTCENTER.COM

2630 UNIVERSITY AVE. SE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414 612-331-5000 INFO@PROFILEEVENTCENTER.COM

The Profile Event Center’s two halls feature separate outdoor patios, private bridal suites, hardwood dance floors, gorgeous high tech dance lighting, chiffon draping backlit with intelligent lighting for customized reception colors, state of the art sound systems, digital video cameras with closed circuit television functionality, and original modern artwork. Beyond ordinary, extraordinary.

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Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington RENAISSANCEBLOOMINGTON.COM The Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel features a hip, locally inspired design conveniently located just minutes West of the Minneapolis/St Paul airport with complimentary hotel shuttle provided. Bridal mimosa bar? Bourbon and Bites for the groomsmen? Our wedding packages are designed to create even more memorable experiences throughout your celebration. Welcome cocktails in the Artist Studio, rehearsal dinner in LARS, or your reception in the Northern Lights ballroom are just some of ways our experienced team will help you create lasting memories.

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5500 AMERICAN BOULEVARD WEST BLOOMINGTON, MN 55437 952-831-8000 SALES@RHBLOOMINGTON.COM


Rush Creek Golf Club RUSHCREEK.COM

7801 COUNTY ROAD 101 MAPLE GROVE, MN 55311 763-494-0400 LISA@RUSHCREEK.COM

From your first visit to the picturesque setting of Rush Creek, our team will guide you through every detail to make your special day the perfect memory. We will entertain your thoughts before we entertain your guests and bring your event to life with personalized service and delightful cuisine. The experience and commitment of our staff enables us to cater everything from hors d’oeuvre receptions to formal dinners.

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St. James Hotel ST-JAMES-HOTEL.COM We are an official historic Minnesota wedding venue and offer five uniquely charming settings for your wedding with a full complement of services to cover every detail. Planning a wedding can be stressful. Why work with a separate caterer, rental company, florist, and decorator when you can plan everything in one location? Book your wedding at the St. James Hotel and you get it all! Space, hotel, flower shop, salon spa, onsite coordinator. Everything under one roof.

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406 MAIN STREET RED WING, MN 55066 651-388-2846 WEDDINGS@ST-JAMES-HOTEL.COM


Water Street Inn WATERSTREETINN.US

101 SOUTH WATER STREET STILLWATER, MN 55082 651-439-6000 SALES@WATERSTREETINN.US

Say “I do” to your future surrounded in rich, elegant history and picturesque views of the St. Croix River. Our attentive and experienced professional staff will guide you in planning the wedding of your dreams. From our customizable menu options, toour grand ballroom and event spaces, to our on-site guest accommodates, the Water Street Inn is sure to have everything you need to make your special day an event neither you nor your guests will soon forget! *Photos graciously provided by Lindsay Nicole Photography©

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Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts BLUEFINBAY.COM We believe everything about your wedding day should make you feel beautiful, including the backdrop. With three distinct resort venues – all located on breathtaking Lake Superior – you can mix and match to create the perfect destination wedding or honeymoon. Bluefin Bay has been named Minnesota’s “Most Romantic Resort,” and “Best Honeymoon Resort” seven years straight.

ON LAKE SUPERIOR | 7192 W HWY 61 | PO BOX 2125 | TOFTE, MN 55615 800-BLUEFIN | 218-663-6875 | WEDDINGS@BLUEFINBAY.COM

Cedar Room Apple Valley OLDCHICAGO.COM/PAGE/APPLE-VALLEY-BANQUET The Cedar Room at Old Chicago is the perfect space for any event including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal or baby showers, family gatherings and corporate events. We have affordable rates and options to accommodate various group sizes. Let us help you create the picture perfect event!

14998 GLAZIER AVENUE | APPLE VALLEY, MN 55124 952-891-4650 | APPLEVALLEY.BANQUETS@OLDCHICAGO.COM

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The Oxbow Hotel THEOXBOWHOTEL.COM Tie your knot in authentic Eau Claire fashion. At The Oxbow Hotel, you’ll find intimate spaces, one-of-a-kind details and a destination atmosphere. The property features indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options, full-service dinner selections, boutique hotel rooms, and a stage for live music so you can dance the night away.

516 GALLOWAY STREET | EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN 54703 715-839-0601 | EVENTS@THEOXBOWHOTEL.COM

Windows on Minnesota - Marquette Hotel WINDOWSONMINNESOTA.COM Create Memories with Unforgettable View. At Windows on Minnesota, discover a wedding venue that is as unique as your love. Our ballroom has transformed the 50th floor of The Marquette Hotel, located at IDS Tower, into an elegantly sophisticated space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown Minneapolis.

710 MARQUETTE AVENUE | MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402 612-288-2194 | EVENTS@MARQUETTEHOTEL.COM

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CATERING, DESSERT + BEVERAGES From cocktails to appetizers to dinner to dessert, plan a menu that will satisfy and inspire. Think about what kind of wedding you want, and translate that into your catering and bar service. A more formal affair calls passed appetizers and champagne followed by a plated dinner served in courses. A more casual event might call for buffet or family-style dining. Think about what kind of wedding you want, and translate that into your catering and bar service. A more formal affair calls passed appetizers and champagne followed by a plated dinner served in courses. A more casual wedding might call for buffet or family-style dining. But in today’s weddings, truly anything goes. Make your own rules, and choose the things you love the most. A raw bar paired with champagne for cocktail hour, followed by a decadent mac n’ cheese for an entrée—or a filet mignon entrée followed by a hot dog cart for late night snacks? Why not. The sky’s the limit when it comes to planning a menu that’s distinctly you.

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Whatever you do, don’t forget dessert. Wedding cakes have always been a highlight of weddings, but it’s also a growing trend to serve other dessert options. Naked cakes, doughnuts, dessert bars and mini pies are giving a fresh new perspective to this age-old custom. Figuring out a fun way to finish off the dinner portion of your night can be overwhelming with so many sweet and delicious options. There is no such thing as your “average wedding cake” these days. Cakes can have an array of fillings, flavors, designs and toppers. From ribbons to fresh flowers, the appearance of your wedding cake can go in endless fun directions. If the traditional wedding cake doesn’t strike your fancy, consider some of the more trendy buffet ideas. Buffets can be a bit more cost effective, but only if you’re willing to do the research. Some items that make for great buffets are macarons, cake pops, mini pies, candy, popcorn, French pastries or cupcakes. Having a mix of these items can be an inviting and eye-catching display. Cost for your cake will typically be quoted per piece and can range anywhere from $1.50 upwards of $10 depending on the bakery and the complexity of the design. Selecting multiple flavors and fillings will also increase the price. Another thing to

remember with a traditional wedding cake is that many venues will have a cake cutting fee—this will range from $1-4 per guest. Sometimes venues will give you a break on this cost if you use the in-house baker, or one from their preferred vendor list.

tipping guide All tipping can be done at the end of the night. Give this task to a trusted friend or your wedding coordinator. »  Bartenders: 10% of the total bill, to split between bartenders. »  Catering staff: 15-20% (if NOT included in your event order) »  Dessert delivery: $20-30 depending on the time, distance and punctuality.

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Lake Elmo Inn LAKEELMOINN.COM The Lake Elmo Inn Event Center Catering Staff has provided outstanding reception experiences throughout the Twin Cities for over 30 years. Our Event Coordinators will walk you through every step of your wedding day, making sure that everything, including menu design, dining service, and all the extras, surpasses your needs and vision.

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Twin Cities Catering TWINCITIESCATERINGMN.COM At Twin Cities Catering, our expert planners understand that every event is unique, and we pride ourselves on giving attention to every detail to ensure yours’ will be unforgettable. Tell us about your vision and we’ll complement it with the perfect meal. We’ll help you choose from one of our packages or have our catering professionals design your dream menu from scratch. From delicious entrees to exquisite hors d’oeuvres, whatever you’d like we can make it happen.

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Thirsty Whale Bakery THIRSTYWHALEBAKERY.COM

4149 FREMONT AVE N MINNEAPOLIS MN 55412 612-259-7168 THIRSTYWHALEBAKERY@GMAIL.COM

The Thirsty Whale is a 100% custom bakery. We specialize in amazing cakes - whether you’re looking for something simple and elegant or extravagant and elaborate, we can help turn your dream wedding into a reality! Let our award winning decorator, Megan, bring your ideas to life and prepare to be blown away by the entire experience.

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Apples 2 Apples Catering APPLES2APPLESCATERING.COM Apples 2 Apples Catering offers an ethical farm to table catering concept using healthy ingredients from local farms across Minnesota and Wisconsin. We offer organic, grass fed, free range, and sustainable options, while also serving those with dietary restrictions such as gluten and dairy intolerance, or vegetarian and vegan needs.

612-339-0222 INFO@APPLES2APPLESCATERING.COM

Big Bell Ice Cream BIGBELLICECREAM.COM Big Bell Ice Cream has been adding happiness in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Metro area since 1997. PARTY SUGGESTIONS: Graduations, Weddings, Anniversaries, Family Reunion, Staff Appreciation Day, Corporate Picnics We can add happiness to your event as well! Call us @ 612-729-5205 Happiness is just an ice cream truck away!

612-729-5205 3218 SNELLING AVENUE | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406

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Birchwood Cafe BIRCHWOODCAFE.COM/WEDDINGS At Birchwood Cafe, we source our Good Real Food from local organic farmers, so that you can serve fresh and flavorful fare to those who matter most. Delight your family + friends with a meal cooked with care and served with love to compliment your special day. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available.

3311 EAST 25TH STREET | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406 612-722-4474 | CATERING@BIRCHWOODCAFE.COM

Distinctive Catering & Events DISTINCTIVECATERINGANDEVENTS.COM We align impeccable service with incredible food for all of your important events. Our Food & Beverage Coordinators are here to guide you with their trusted experience. Our chefs have the capability of customizing your appetizers, food stations, meals, desserts, and late-night snacks, making them truly distinctive to your occasion.

612-339-0222 INFO@DISTINCTIVECATERINGANDEVENTS.COM

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Hitch & Sip - Bar on Wheels HITCHSIP.COM Hitch & Sip is a fully licensed and insured liquor catering business. Our services are completely mobile, and we provide all the equipment needed to create your bar experience. We go anywhere in Minnesota! Ask about our food options, portable bars, and custom trailers.

612-332-7571 INFO@ABRITINCATERING.COM

PJ Murphy’s Bakery PJMURPHYBAKERY.COM PJ Murphy's Bakery is a St. Paul institution. Our bakery has a dedicated, creative staff that is excited to work with you to create your perfect Wedding Cake, Donuts, Cookies, Macarons, and much more for your special day! Family-owned. Full-service. Neighborhood Bakery. Since 1921.

1279 RANDOLPH AVE | SAINT PAUL, MN 55105 651.699.9292 | INFO@PJMURPHYBAKERY.COM

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Smallcakes SMALLCAKESMN.COM Here at Smallcakes our motto is: “Maybe a cupcake will help?” Our store in Savage, MN has a selection of 12 fresh baked cupcake varieties every day as well as homemade ice cream! And if you really want to satisfy that sweet tooth, come indulge in our signature Smallcakes Smash: a decadent treat consisting of a cupcake smashed with 2 hearty scoops of ice cream! So if you’re looking for a happy place to spend some time we invite you to stop on by!

612-729-5205 8160 CO RD 42 #500 | SAVAGE, MN 55378

This Little Piggy Catering THISLITTLEPIGGYCATERING.COM This Little Piggy Catering is a premiere outdoor catering solution that has been creating lasting memories since 1979. Our specialty is creating fantastic pig roasts, including delicious and colorful Hawaiian Luaus and traditional German-style pigs with all the fixings. We are a Minnesota favorite!

612-332-7571 INFO@THISLITTLEPIGGYCATERING.COM

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PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY Looking back on your wedding day after the magic has taken place, you flip through your wedding albums and relive your amazing day over and over again. Your day is going to fly by and when you need to recall your evening, you’ll turn to your wedding album and photos. Photography is not where you should be cutting the budget. Make sure that you have the best photographer you can afford—this is the best way to ensure your memories will be captured perfectly. The vows, the toasts, your first dance together—these are some of the most important moments at your wedding. Being able to watch them again is something you will treasure. These special moments will be captured by your photographer, but to see them in live motion is an essential part of preserving your wedding-day memories. With wedding videography, you can watch your perfect day unfold before your eyes (and from your guest’s perspective).

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Couples are realizing more and more how critical it is to have a videographer on their wedding day. Not having one to capture your day will likely be your biggest regret if you decide to pass on this vendor. When selecting a photographer and videographer, one of the most important things to consider is their personality. Does their temperament complement yours? Are they more laid back and calm or do they take charge and command the situation? They will be with you for most of your wedding day and being posed by someone that you are not comfortable with will inevitably end with awkward wedding photos. Then of course, there’s the photo booth. While no substitution for your photographer, photo booths add to a fun environment for your guests. Not only does it provide entertainment, allowing guests to snuggle up in front of the lens snapping goofy photos, but it also gives them a take-home favor. What’s more, you’ll have a book of their silly photos to look back on and help remember the day.

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Photography and videography will be responsible for roughly 15-20% of your budget. This will include the photo/ videographer’s hours on-site, engagement photos, wedding photos and footage, and tip to the photo/videographer (and their assistants if applicable).

tipping guide »  Photographer: $150-250 »  Photographer Assistant: $50-100 »  Videographer: $150-250

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Questions to ask when selecting your photographer and videographer: » What’s your favorite shooting style? Formal? Relaxed and creative? Photojournalistic? Candid? » May we see your portfolio or albums of your work?

» How many weddings do you typically shoot in a year? » What types of packages are available? Can they be customized?

» Were all the photos in these albums taken by the same photographer?

» How many other events will you be capturing that weekend? (This is so

» How many of these were similar to the size and style of our wedding?

you are aware if you are the only event or not. Although, most photographers have no problem shooting multiple events in a weekend.)

» Are you the person that we will be working with personally on our day? If not, can we meet the person who will be? Do you bring an assistant or another photographer with you on the wedding day? » Can we give you a shot list to work from? (This ensures you will be able to get

» What kind of equipment will you bring? Do you have backup equipment available? (Asking this question will also give you a good idea of how much space they will need. This can be an important piece of information to know when they will be shooting the ceremony.)

the shots that are important to you.)

Questions to ask yourself after the meeting: » Did I bond with this person? Can I see myself spending the whole day with them and enjoying myself? » Do I like their work as a wedding photographer/videographer? How is the lighting? Do they frame their work in a way that is appealing to me?

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Real Weddings on mnweddingguide.com When you get your plethora of gorgeous wedding photos back from your photographer, what will you do with them? Other than sharing with your friends and family--have you ever thought of submitting them to a publication for the whole world to see? (Okay maybe not the whole world, but at least Minnesota!) You can submit your favorite photos for our Minnesota Wedding Guide™ Real Wedding Blog. This a chance for your wedding to be featured. Simply submit your photo gallery and wedding day details here: mnweddingguide.com/real-wedding-submission

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Lauren Baker Photography LAURENBAKERPHOTO.COM

2220 CENTRAL AVE NE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 952-412-6465 INFO@LAURENBAKERPHOTO.COM

Our mission at Lauren Baker Photography is to create beautiful, visceral photographs while having a fun time, in a relaxed environment, as we celebrate our adorkable selves. While we take our work and our responsibility to our clients very seriously, we don’t think we need to be serious doing it. We believe play is joyful and joy is beautiful. When our couples are relaxed and having fun that’s when their inner beauty is given the ay-ok to shine its brightest. Philosophy: Your wedding is a celebration of you, and it's ok to listen to your heart and make decisions that make you the happiest. Let's capture it!!

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Rachel Kathleen Photography RACHELKATHLEENPHOTO.COM I'm Rachel, and I love making people smile. I'm a small-town girl who believes in spreading P O S I T I V I T Y everywhere I go! Born in Minneapolis & raised in Northern MN, I'm a luxury, traveling, wedding & lifestyle photographer. My love language is coffee, and hosting a monthly brunch club alongside my girlfriends. I currently live in the cozy suburbs of Maple Grove, Minnesota with my darling, little 3-year-old daughter, Clementine!

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SHELBY MICKELSEN @SHELBYSCPHOTO 763-248-4544 SHELBYCARR@LIVE.COM

Hiring me as your photographer for your wedding day is more than just marking off another thing on your to-do list. When your day finally comes, you have full assurance of my undivided attention not only to you, but also to detail. Bustle your dress? Fix your hair? Carry your stuff? Hold your hand? Sure. I got you! I am going to create something memorable while giving you the experience any bride or groom deserves on their wedding day.

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Brianna Lane Photography BRIANNALANEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Wedding photography for the modern bride who loves bold colors and timeless photographs. Providing artistic and photojournalistic pictures of your wedding, with very minimal posing and a heck of a lot of emotion. With the goal of providing photos that aren't just on trend, but will last a lifetime. The BLP bride is bold, adventurous & carefree. When all the planning is done and the day is finally here, I want you to be able to relax knowing I've got it covered.

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Lora & Isaac LORA-ISAAC.COM We are a nationally recognized and published photography studio offering a more personalized and boutique experience for your wedding day. Our goal is to create artwork for your home and photographs you will enjoy for generations to come. We would be honored to work with you for your big day!

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MVPHOTOS MADALYNVPHOTOGRAPHY.COM We’ve always had a passion for photography & videography. There’s something so special and endearing about capturing those once-in-a-lifetime kind of moments. We seek out the intimate and adventurous moments while capturing the essence and beauty of every couple’s very special day on camera. It’s that added personal touch that allows us to capture raw and unique moments that truly reflect our clients personal love stories.

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Nicole Ashley Photography NICOLEASHLEYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Hey there! I’m Nicole. And I am a full-time wedding photographer based right outside of Minneapolis, MN. I’m a firm believer in the power of kindness & an avid adventurer of life. I feel energized by nature, traveling to places I’ve never been & humans who love & live fearlessly. I would describe my photography style as earthy, intimate, real & free-spirited. My goal is to not only create beautiful images for you, but to develop a relationship with y’all that will help me tell your love story in its most raw & real form.

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FASHION Picture your amazing wedding dress—what do you see? A haute couture gown with elegant embroidery, a breezy bohemian dress, a classic tulle ballgown, or a glamorous gown dripping in crystals? The options are endless for today’s brides. Identify some of your favorite styles as a starting point, but keep an open mind when you arrive to the bridal salon. Try on a little bit of everything to determine what you truly love. Measurements will be taken after you’ve made your final decision on the gown. Have the gown fitted to your current size, even if you are planning to lose weight. It will take several months to construct your gown once your order has been placed. After that time, the salon will call you when it arrives.

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Finally, you’re ready for your first fitting, which usually occurs nine to ten weeks before your wedding. However, let the salon know if you need the gown in advance, such as for a formal portrait sitting. At the first fitting, it’s very important to bring your accessories and all undergarments so that you can get an idea for how the entire ensemble comes together. Wearing your shoes to the gown fittings will ensure accuracy in measuring to your height, while also giving you a chance to break in your shoes a bit before the ceremony. The average cost of a wedding dress in Minnesota is $1,500, but can range upwards of $5,500. Alterations are made between the first and second fittings, so when you go back to try on the gown, the fit will be very close to the final result—minor changes may need to be made while you wait or before the final fitting. The cost of alterations can add a few hundred dollars to the total cost of the dress, depending on exactly what is needed.

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Silhouette Styles BALLGOWN — For the princess in you! Fitted at the bodice and a waistline that leads to a full skirt. Flattering on hourglass and slender body types. A-LINE — One of the most common shapes. Fitted at the bodice and angles out to the ground (resembles the outline of an A). It’s the most universal silhouette because it tends to look great on every body type.

TRUMPET — Hugs the hips and then flows out in an A-line around mid-thigh. It tastefully accentuates a woman’s shape without being confining.

MERMAID — Fits closely to the body to the knees, then flares out to the hem. This style looks good on women with more of a straight shape.

SHEATH — Usually semi-fitted from top to bottom with a straight skirt and no waist. Can be very flattering on most shapes.

GODDESS — A new shape that seamstresses use to describe any shape that flows freely from the bust line. Most of the time, this dress has an empire waist so the dress can flow freely. It also complements most body shapes.


Neckline Styles STRAPLESS — Clean line across the chest. Simple neckline that works great on small busts. SWEETHEART — The most common neckline for strapless dresses. Dips in the center with rounded edges like the top of a heart. Looks great on both small and larger bust lines. V-NECK — Very common on dresses with sleeves or halter tops. It can be very dramatic and low-cut, or higher to accentuate the bust line. Looks great on small and large busts, depending on coverage. SCOOP — A very basic U-shaped neckline. Completely rounded from shoulder-to-shoulder as if the dress were smiling. This looks great on both small and large bust lines. BOAT NECK OR BATEAU — Similar to a scoop neck, this rounded neckline is cut straight from shoulder-to-shoulder with a slight dip in the middle. This neckline looks great on small bust lines. OFF-THE-SHOULDER — Sits below the shoulders and accentuates the shoulders and collar bone. Great for large bust lines. HALTER — Straps that wrap around the back of neck. Great for broad shoulders.

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BLACK TIE — This is a dinner suit and can be accessorized however you like. Popular accessories include braces and shirt studs. The suit type is any suit that has a satin lapel finish. The color can be whatever you prefer, and Instagram and Facebook are loaded with images. The satin color can contrast or match the suit, but most dinner suits have black satin lapels.

FORMAL — Refers to any suit with a matching trouser. The lapel finish matches the suit fabric and buttons. Accessories like vests, bowties, colored shoes, and ties bars are popular with this suiting standard.

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WHITE TIE — Strictly Tails coat, with a white marsala vest, and matching white bowtie. Optional wing tip shirt, but must be a dinner shirt, optional marsala finish also. Generally worn with black patent leather shoes. This dress standard is rarely worn but the most formal. Think, White House wedding, or Buckingham Palace dinner.

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*These dress standards will help you select a suit but remember to think about where you are getting married, what you want it to match or blend with. As a general guide, the suits will provide base for your photos and a stylist or photographer will understand how to use the suits to maximize the look for your venue, flowers, and individual looks.


Tie Options STANDARD NECKTIES — A standard, traditional or regular necktie measure 3.25- to 3.5-inches wide and about 57-inches long. This is your classic wedding look. SLIM AND SKINNY NECKTIES — For a more modern look, consider ties 3-inches wide or slimmer. A skinny tie is 2-inches wide and a trendy look. A slim tie is 2.5-inches wide and becoming the norm for millennial weddings. Keep proportions in mind. On more full-figured men, these slim sizes can look disproportionate. Alternatively, a 3-inch wide narrow tie is a great in-between width any groomsmen can wear. EXTRA-LONG NECKTIES — The tip of a tie should sit at about the belt line. Big and/or tall groomsmen (typically 6 feet or taller) might find a standard 57-inch long tie too short and require an extra-long tie (an extra 6-inches longer). BOW TIES — The most formal tie style available. But how do you decide between self-tie or pretied bows? Self-tied bows must be tied by the wearer. Don't assume your groomsmen can tie a bow tie, most men can't. And every self-tie bow tie will look slightly different. If you prefer your groomsmen looking uniform, try a pre-tied bow tie. Pre-tied bow ties come in band collar or clip-on styles. Band collar bow ties have an adjustable band that expands to fit most adult neck sizes. Clip-on bow ties attach to both sides of the shirt collar.

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Bridal Aisle Boutique BRIDALAISLEMN.COM Here at Bridal Aisle Boutique, we offer gorgeous new designer wedding gowns off the rack without the designer price. When you find your dream dress, you get to take it home with you the day of purchase! We also carry a variety of accessories, Mothers dresses and bridesmaid dresses available for order, and tux rentals. New inventory arriving daily! Bride on a tight budget? Check out our brand new $500 & under outlet, Budget Bridal by BA!

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Effie’s Bridal Trunk EFFIESBRIDALTRUNK.COM

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Finding your perfect dream dress can often be exciting, yet overwhelming at the same time. We have created a boutique environment that provides every Bride that walks through our door a very special and customized “Relaxed Sophistication” experience. We provide an array of designers and styles to fit every budget, taste and personality! Through our one-on-one personalized appointments with our experienced consultants, every Bride feels welcomed and experiences her special bridal moment with those she cares about most.

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HARTTER | MANLY HARTTERMANLY.COM HARTTER | MANLY is a menswear lifestyle brand headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our aim is to provide one-of-a-kind designs with timeless yet modern appeal, while bridging the gap between affordable and high-caliber menswear. We offer impeccable craftsmanship and tailor to the needs of ambitiously evolving gentlemen. Our simple process will have all the men in the wedding looking their best. Let us bring your vision to life at a fraction of the price of any and all traditional custom suiting!

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Jewelry by Johan JEWELRYBYJOHAN.COM

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Since 2008, Jewelry by Johan has been an innovator in jewelry design. Owner Johan Rust is one of the first designers to use genuine meteorite to create extraordinary wedding jewelry for customers around the globe. All handcrafted in Minnesota, we specialize in custom jewelry featuring exotic woods, genuine meteorite, fossilized dinosaur bone, and naturally shed deer antler.

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Xandy's Bridal House XANDYSBRIDALHOUSE.COM Shopping for your wedding dress is a special and intimate experience and we are here to help you along the way. One of the first steps in the wedding planning process is to shop for your perfect gown. At Xandy’s Bridal, our goal is to be the one stop shop in bridal attire and partner with every one of our brides to make the process as easy as possible. We are here to help with every style wedding, whether you are having a formal or casual wedding, looking for a princess ballgown, or simple lace dress with sleeves, we are here to proved the best options for you to choose from.

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Angelique’s Bridal Salon ANGELIQUESBRIDAL.COM Private stages, gorgeous gowns, and expert consultants wrapped in a spacious luxury boutique located in Blaine, MN. Brides, grooms, their moms and their friends will find affordable formal wear, bridal accessories and a welcoming experience. For more than 15 years, Angelique's has honored military couples with free and low-cost, discontinued bridal gowns. Angelique's has been making dreams come true since 1977.

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Knights Chamber Clothiers KNIGHTSCHAMBER.STORE Suit & Tuxedo Packages to OWN from $159. You’ve put in the time preparing for your wedding day. Our years of experience ensure your groom and groomsmen will look their absolute best. Let us help your wedding party look amazing in a great-fitting, stylish, and affordable outfit that will live long past your wedding day. However you tie the knot, we’re here to help you find the right fabric, color and style to suit your big day!

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BEAUTY + WELLNESS It’s very important to stay healthy during the wedding planning process—not only from a physical standpoint, but from an emotional one as well. As you are trying to achieve your amazing bridal glow, always remember that maintaining wellness is the highest priority. Stress can build up quickly when planning a wedding maintaining your emotional well-being will help the planning process immensely. Remember the long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Exercising and eating right will keep your body in great shape, but may also help manage stress levels. Balancing work, family and wedding planning can be a challenge, but if you prioritize self-care, you’ll sail effortlessly through to your big day.

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How to achieve your best wedding-day look: » Visit your stylist early in the planning process. If you will be making changes to your look, they’ll help guide you through the process. » Don’t go too drastic. You want to look back at your wedding photos and know it was a true reflection of you. » If you’ll be getting any facials, waxes or exfoliation treatments, be sure to do a trial run a few months before the wedding—you want to know how your skin may react. » Have your trial hair and makeup appointment at least two weeks before your day. You want to take the time to perfect your look before the big day arrives. » Try to make your trial for the day of your bachelorette party or bridal shower. That way, you will be able to show off your fabulous glow. » When you visit your stylist for your trial hairdo, bring all your bridal jewelry and accessories. This is so the stylist won’t have any surprises to work with on your actual wedding day.

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Tips on how to achieve your ideal lifestyle: » Visit with your physician. Ask them questions about what your ideal physical condition would be. Remember not all programs are right for everyone and having help can be the first step to a successful health plan. » Don’t take on too many changes at once. You want these results to last far into your married life. » Eat healthy fruits and veggies. A good rule of thumb is the more brightly colored they are, the better they are for you. » Be active. Everyone is busy, especially when they are planning a wedding. Find time to make a consistent training program. This not only affects the size of your dress, but also the size of your stress.

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Questions to ask when selecting your hair and makeup artist: » How many weddings have you done? Can I see a portfolio of your work? » What is the total cost and what does that include? Trial sessions, day-of, extra items? » Can you accommodate my bridesmaids as well? » Do you have a group rate? » Do you have a lot of experience with my skin type? What would you recommend for a beauty regimen prior to my wedding? » What happens at the trial run? » How long do your services typically take? » Where will the hair/makeup session take place for both trial (typically at the salon) and day-of (onsite where you are getting ready)? » What would happen if you are not available that day? Would there be a replacement from the salon?

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Mary Kay MARYKAY.COM/EMILYSCHUETTE Say “I Do” to Bridal Beauty. Smile for the aisle with a stunning look for the big day! Awaken your inner makeup artist. Unveil your beauty with a free makeover, and invite your bridesmaids. With Mary Kay, you can glide on confidence with a luxurious lipstick or draw on a classic cat eye with eyeliner. The choice is yours! Contact me to schedule a session.

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We are the best of both worlds. Artists who get to be creative in the world of photography/film and who get to help clients polish their looks for before their special events and unique opportunities. We have some of the best makeup and hair artists in the industry with varying backgrounds of experience and expertise. We welcome any client regardless of skin tone, hair texture, race, religion, sex, etc. Our artists work as a team to help you achieve your best you!

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Wedded Wellness WEDDEDWELLNESS.COM Planning a wedding is hard! You deserve to feel strong, present and peaceful during the planning process and beyond. Wedded Wellness is here to bring yoga, meditation and more to the nuptial experience. We offer everything from bachelorette yoga celebrations to couples classes to private mindfulness coaching. We'd love to be a part of your special celebration, wedding shower, and of course, your big day. Book a free 15-minute consultation on our website to learn more.

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Drybar Wayzata & Drybar Edina THEDRYBAR.COM The 'Do before the I DO". Bridal Parties. Bachelorette Parties. The Big Day. Whether it's the big day or the fun leading up to it, we've got you covered! Just send us an email and we'll schedule blowouts for your bridal shower, bachelorette party and, of course, your wedding day. We look forward to helping make your events extra special!

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Merrill’s Salon & Spa MERRILLSSALONANDSPA.COM Brides are our specialty! Merrill’s Salon & Spa is a full service salon where you’ll look and feel your best on your wedding day. We offer advanced skin care, hair color, massage, nails, waxing, makeup & hair styling. Come to Merrill’s on your wedding day and relax while we take care of you & your wedding party. Free consultations.

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FLOWERS + DÉCOR Choosing your wedding décor can be one of the most daunting tasks of the wedding. Your décor theme impacts the look of the entire day and will be seen in all your photos. Gorgeous décor will add style and glamour to the event, while thoughtfully chosen rentals will bring functionality for those attending. But where to start? The best questions that you can ask yourself are: What do you want the tone of the event to be (formal or casual)? What images are you drawn to when you look at wedding photos (modern? rustic? vintage? glamorous? romantic?) What about a color palette? Do you want to go more traditional or embrace trends? Above all, don’t forget to consider your own personal style. How can you bring these ideas to life for your guests?

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When deciding your décor, be sure to consider: the time of year, the mood you would like to set, your color palette, your venue (lavish country club or hip downtown theater), your ceremony location (a church may have rules you will need to adhere to), number of guests attending, your budget. And then there’s flowers, one of the more inspired wedding-planning decisions you make. When choosing your colors and theme, flowers can have a big influence. Vibrantly colored flowers, big blooms or large amounts of greenery can add a huge

impact to any rental space. Be sure to hire a highly regarded professional—a mistake is not something you can afford. Be sure to consider the season in which you’re getting married—this can impact your floral budget and flower options. If you are dying to have the perfect peonies in your bouquet, know that peony season is typically May and June. If your wedding is outside these months, you’ll be paying a premium for this type of bloom.

Areas that might require flowers and décor: » CEREMONY | Pews, aisles, main doorways, altar, banisters, windows, ledges, extra tables, bathrooms and any other area in your ceremony space that might look sparse. » RECEPTION | Dinner tables, cake table, gift table, escort card table, the bar, guestbook table, bathrooms, buffet table, walls or doorways, banisters, patio areas, chairs, etc. » Your décor and flowers will be responsible for roughly 12-17% of the budget. This will include rentals, setup, tear down, delivery fees and tip.

tipping guide »  Florist delivery: $20-30 »  Décor delivery: $20-30 (depending on the time, distance and punctuality)

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Questions to ask when selecting your florist: » Do you have a portfolio of your work?

» Do you pin the corsages and boutonnières on everyone?

» What is the average cost for bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, etc.?

» Do you do multiple weddings on an average weekend?

» Can you provide rental items such as candelabras, aisle runners, vases, etc.?

» When do you need a final count for table centerpieces?

» Do you deliver? When will the flowers be delivered? What is the fee? » Is setup at site included? » Are you familiar with my venue?

» Can you recommend any seasonal flowers to save money? » Can you make any suggestions based on my color scheme? » How much is the deposit to secure my date? » When is the remaining balance due?

Types of flowers you will need: » Personal flowers: Bridal bouquet and toss bouquet, bridesmaid and maid of honor bouquets, groom’s boutonnière, groomsmen and best man’s boutonnières, flower girl bouquet or petals, ring bearer boutonnière, parents, grandparents, readers, ushers, soloist and your officiant. » Ceremony flowers: Pew arrangements, aisle runners, memorial bouquets, chairs, candles, altar or chuppah. » Reception flowers: Centerpieces for the guest tables, entryways, cake table, gift table, guestbook table, bars, bathrooms and anywhere else that needs a pop of color.

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Questions to ask when selecting your décor company: » What color linens/overlays do you offer?

» What are the setup/tear down charges?

» Do you rent items such as vases, lighting, candle holders, etc.? Is there a specific quantity that I need to rent?

» Can I set up my own décor to save money?

» Do you have delivery fees? » What is the damage deposit?

» What size tent would you recommend for the size of my wedding? » Do you have setup instructions for tents and other such rental items?

» How long have you been in the rental business? » Do you have an emergency staff or after-hours contact in case we have issues with the rental equipment? » What time of day do you typically deliver? How far in advance do you deliver to the site? » Where do I put my rental items when we are done? (i.e. linens in bags, chairs on racks, tables folded, etc.) » What is the payment schedule? » Do you have a late fee?

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Linen Effects, Inc. LINENEFFECTS.COM

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Linen Effects is a wedding dĂŠcor rental company specializing in table linens, specialty chairs, centerpieces, chair covers, lounge furniture, and backdrops. Linen Effects is well regarded in the industry for its creativity, excellent service, high standards, and large selection. Many venues, wedding professionals, planners, and florists recommend Linen Effects. Linen Effects has been providing award winning events in the Twin Cities for over 25 years.

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Ultimate Events UE-MN.COM Ultimate Events is the Twin Cities’ premiere event rental company, providing everything from necessities such as tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, and stages to the fine details of china, glassware, centerpieces, specialty linen, and stunning dÊcor, for over 50 years. We have vast warehouses and a large showroom where you can see and touch our product and work with our educated and friendly event consultants. Modern? Classy? Traditional? Elegant? Define your wedding style with the event experts at Ultimate Events!

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Westdale Floral Home & Garden WESTDALEFLORAL.COM

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Westdale Floral wants to help you create the wedding of your dreams. Your wedding day is uniquely you. You want your floral designs to be just as unique. Let our professional designers create one of a kind designs that will enhance your special day. Our designers take the time to listen and understand your vision. Their extensive knowledge and creativity add a special touch for a beautiful and stunning look. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

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STATIONERY + FAVORS Picture your wedding guests. Maybe it’s your cousin, your best friend since college or your fiancé’s grandmother. Just think of the excitement they’ll feel when they open their personalized envelope and find a beautiful wedding invitation inside. The colors pop, the attention to detail is obvious, and they can’t wait to join the celebration. Your invitation will give guests a first look at the big day to come, so make sure it matches the overall look and theme of your wedding. This will not only provide the requisite wedding information such as who, what, where and when—but will also give guests an understanding about the formality and expectations of dress for your big day. If your wedding is a black tie affair, remember to stick strictly to etiquette standards—but if you are going for a more laidback event, feel free to let the verbiage show off your playful side.

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Once your guest list is set and those save-thedates are in the mail, it’s time to start thinking about giving a little something back to those who have supported you in the wedding planning process. Don’t forget to purchase gifts for your wedding party—get as creative as your heart desires, but typical gifts include wedding-day jewelry for the bridesmaids and ties, pocket squares and other accessories for the groomsmen. Mothers and fathers will appreciate small, sentimental tokens on the wedding day, especially if you’ll be spending time with them before the ceremony—it’s a truly lovely gesture on this very significant day. And of course, there are the gifts from the bride and groom to one another. These can be small and sweet or grand gestures—whatever you choose, have it delivered to your partner before the ceremony with a loving note expressing your true love and commitment. Lastly: wedding favors, the treat your guests take away from your wedding. Leave them with something that will remind them of your day but also show your personal style. If you have a wedding theme, this is a great way to embellish it and go all out. Favors that will get your guests talking are those they can take home and use in their daily life. Some examples include: a personalized candle, spices for their kitchen, a wine glass, custom-made soap, or even a matchbox with your wedding date.

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Questions to ask when selecting your invitations: » Do you have a minimum order? » Do you create custom designs? Templates? What is the price difference? » Can you help with wording? Etiquette? » Am I able to receive a hard proof before I place the entire order? » What are the charges involved? (Paper grade/ weight, envelope lettering, fonts, text colors, printing, delivery/shipping, etc.) » Do you help with the printing process? » How long will it take to print my items? » Do you offer other wedding stationary items? » Do you have a bulk order discounted rate?

Other stationery items you may need: » Ceremony programs » Rececption signage (welcome signs, seating chart, food/beverage signs, etc.) » Menus » Place cards » Table numbers » Thank You cards

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How to choose the right favors for your guests: » If hosting a more casual event, feel free to add tons of personality and style to your wedding favors. » Lots of couples like to DIY certain pieces of the wedding—favors are a great place to start! Think Pinterest, Etsy and other crafty websites for inspiration. » What else are you providing at the wedding? Do you already have more food than anyone could ever eat? Then try to avoid an edible favor.

» Do you and your fiancé have a shared passion? Are you the eco-friendly couple? Consider a small plant that guests can take home. » Use inspiration boards and visual images to get your creative juices flowing. » Remember: Your wedding favors will remind your guests of your day and can have a lasting impression. What do you want them to physically take away from your day?

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A Milestone Paper Co. AMILESTONEPAPERCO.COM We create invitations and wedding paper goods that reflect your style and set the tone for your wedding. It starts with a meeting over coffee so we can discuss your vision. Then we walk with you throughout the process creating perfect-for-you invitations, helping out with your questions about wording and etiquette, and guiding you through the timeline to bring peace of mind in the process. We look forward to meeting you!

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Ivory Isle Designs IVORYISLEDESIGNS.COM Every Love Story is unique - especially yours. Let’s tell it together, through custom wedding stationery that you’ll treasure forever. With our own custom watercolor paintings, high-end materials and 14 years experience, my purpose is to create beautiful stationery, unique to you, that moves and inspires. My mission is to keep it affordable. My belief is that each couple should send invitations that are worthy of their amazing story. I’m looking forward to hearing yours.

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ENTERTAINMENT The dance floor is buzzing. The music is incredible. The crowd is celebrating the night away. This is the image many couples envision when they think about their wedding night. To ensure your night is a celebration to remember, you will need to hire the best music and entertainment. It’s crucial to hire a professional DJ that will be able to compile a great list of songs for your day. This is not an area to pinch your budget. Keeping the dance floor packed is truly a talent, and you will want someone who has a lot of experience doing so.

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Your music will be responsible for roughly 5-10% of the budget. This will include: the band/DJ, their equipment rentals, any lighting that is a part of the package, mileage and tip.


How to decide between a DJ or live music: 1. What type of tone would you like to set for the evening? A. Relaxed, classic vibe with some energy B. Contemporary, classic, exciting with a lot of energy 2. How much variety in music is important to you? A. A little—very specific range of songs B. A lot! A wide range of genres and eras 3. What is your budget? A. Very flexible B. Very limited 4. How much space does your venue have for entertainment? A. Large space B. Very limited 5. Do you want music to dance to or more of an interactive music portion? A. Interactive—love the concert vibe B. Music to dance to—Electric and Cha-Cha Slide, Macarena, the works!

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Think about having live music at your reception. Pros for live music are that you get the classic feel and excitement of having a live performance. If you are looking for a specific type of music, live music is a great option.

Consider having a DJ at your wedding. DJ’s are typically less expensive and have more variety in the music they can offer. They have tons of dancing songs as well as background music for dinner. They can be as flexible in their playlists as you want. You can also make a “must-play” and “do not play” list for a DJ.

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Questions to ask when selecting your musicians or DJ: » Are you available for my specific date? » Can you play specific songs or learn them? » What is your specialty? Can and will you play a variety? » How many weddings have you done? » Can you provide me with three to four references? » How long have you been in the industry? How long have you played together?

» What is the deposit? » Do you have extra fees if you work past your designated time? » Do you provide any extra services? Lights, microphones, amps, speakers, etc. » Outdoor ceremony/reception: do you need any specific electrical equipment for outdoors? » How much space will you require? » Live music: Can we see and hear you perform?

» What sets you apart from your competition?

» Are you willing to be our announcer/ emcee for the evening?

» How far in advance do I need to book your service?

» Will you accept special requests during the reception?

tipping guide If they are hired through an agency, tipping is a great gesture. Some contracts have tipping included, so be sure to reference your invoice for services to see if this is built-in. This can be done at the end of the night when they have completed their services. You can also give these tips to your wedding planner to disperse for you. »  DJ: 15-20% depending on how involved and timely your DJ has been. »  Band members: $30-50 each, depending on how long their set has been. »  Photo Booth staff: 10%

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Our World-Class Music & Entertainment Packages Include: • Live music for ceremonies, social hours & receptions • An experienced and personable DJ & MC • Professional sound & light production • Beautiful Baby Grand Stage Pianos • Live Karaoke with wireless mic

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AWE Productions AWEWEDDINGS.COM

P.O. BOX 490118 BLAINE, MN 55449 763.325.4293 INFO@AWEWEDDINGS.COM

AWE (Amazing Weddings & Events) Productions has been a full service entertainment production company since 1976. With our focus on quality and a staff that truly cares about your event, you are in store for the ultimate AWE. Besides AWEsome DJ Entertainment,we offer fun & fast photobooths, amazing uplighting and monogram lighting, and our new Cake Video Mapping experience. When you choose AWE Productions for your special day, you aregiving yourself a true sense of quality and security.

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Complete Weddings & Events COMPLETEMN.COM Complete is a fun company that provides Photography, DJ, Video, Photo Booth, and Lighting services for weddings and events. Complete helps coordinate a plan, shoot great photos, capture compelling video, and provide the perfect soundtrack for the day. We do it with heart, feeling, emotion and the perfect amount of cleverness.

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222 CONCORD EXCHANGE N, SUITE 4 SOUTH ST. PAUL, MN 55075 651-455-7244 INFO@COMPLETEMN.COM


Instant Request DJ Entertainment INSTANTREQUEST.COM

5001 AMERICAN BLVD W, SUITE 995 BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-934-6110 INFO@INSTANTREQUEST.COM

Instant Request has been providing the finest DJ entertainment in the Twin Cities since 1980. Instant Request was recognized as the Knot Magazine’s “Best of 2010-2019” and was voted the “Best DJ Service” fifteen consecutive years by MN Bride Magazine. The perfect choice if you are looking for a tasteful and organized DJ.

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Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment MIDWESTSOUND.COM Midwest Sound is the blueprint for wedding DJ entertainment. We have the most experience of any DJ company in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota area. As we celebrate over 40 years of weddings, we will continue to provide award-winning service, assuring you a personalized and unforgettable reception.

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1900 OAKCREST AVE, SUITE 6 ROSEVILLE, MN 55113 651-644-4111 INFO@MIDWESTSOUND.COM


PM Enterprises TWINCITIESDJ.COM

160 1ST STREET SE NEW BRIGHTON, MN 55112 651-330-2188 PMENT@TWINCITIESDJ.COM

Celebrating over 32 years of business. Since day one, we have specialized in weddings. Other parties and events just don’t compare to the celebration of young love. An atmosphere of long time friendship, old stories and ridiculous dances fill the air. There is no party like a wedding party.

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TRANSPORTATION You’ve sealed your vows with a kiss and now it’s time to celebrate with your guests. Riding in style to your reception is a must. There are many transportation options to fit your vision such as chauffeured limousines, trolleys, classic cars, muscle cars, or even horse-drawn carriage services. How do you pick which is best for your day? If you’re considering a valet service, know that most will require a minimum car amount. Be sure to check into this before you book, since you don’t want to be left with a tab. Most services will have one valet for every 20-25 cars. This can be arranged by your venue or an outside valet service company. You may also want to consider a coat check service for your guests contingent on weather.

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Tips for selecting your transportation: » Think about the style of the exit you want to have. Is it a more formal affair? Then a limousine filled with your entire bridal party is the way to go. » How many people do you need to transport? When your wedding party is very large, you may need more than one limousine. You might also consider a luxury bus. » Transportation companies will need you to book their services for at least two hours. So put this time to good use. This is a great opportunity to go take some fun pictures with your wedding party offsite. » Some couples choose to arrange transportation for all guests throughout the day. If you are having a lot of outof-town guests that aren’t familiar with the area, this is a service to consider. Sometimes these shuttles can be organized through the hotel where you have a large room block. Otherwise this is something your planner can help with.

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Your transportation should be responsible for roughly 3% of the budget. This means these fees typically range $400-$2,000.

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This may be done when they have completed their services, if not already included in the charges. You can also give these tips to your wedding planner to disperse. »  Driver: 15-20% of the total bill »  Valet attendants: $1-1.50 per car Nicole A shley Photography

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1st Class Transportation 1STCLASS-TRANSPORTATION.COM Weddings can be stressful at times when things don’t go as planned. That’s why we ensure that you will have a sensational experience in one of our immaculate vehicles. Our Professionals can tailor a package that can fit your needs and budget. We want to help make your wedding day limo experience one that you will remember for a lifetime. We take pride in being selected as the wedding limo provider for any wedding we work with.

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5115 EXCELSIOR BLVD, SUITE 377 ST. LOUIS PARK, MN 55309 612-231-4446 WEDDINGS@1STCLASS-TRANSPORATION.COM


Premier Transportation PREMIERTRANS.COM

999 AMERICAN BLVD E MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55420 612-331-7433 INFO@PREMIERTRANS.COM

Premier Transportation is the Twin Cities’ leader in wedding limousine transportation for over 40 years. Premier’s professional uniformed chauffeurs will pamper you in luxurious style. Services include: bachelor, bachelorette, airport transportation, hotel and venue shuttling, wedding day. Sedans, Limos, Escalades, Mercedes Sprinters, Limo Buses, Mini Coaches, Motor Coaches.

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HONEYMOON + NEWLYWED SERVICES The honeymoon. After all the work you put into planning your wedding day, you can now enjoy a wonderful vacation together. Whether it’s sipping mimosas on the beach or hiking through the Apennines in Italy, your honeymoon will bring a relaxation unlike any other escape you’ve ever experienced. This will be one of the most unforgettable vacations you and your spouse will take together.

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One of the best ways to ensure your trip goes well is to be as prepared as possible. » Get travel insurance: If anything happens, you’ll be prepared and won’t lose any of the deposits. » Make sure that you have all the necessary travel documentation. This can include a passport, driver’s license and birth certificate. Be sure to check with your travel agency or airline for the exact documentation needed. » Be sure to read up on current travel rules. This can be one of the most frustrating pieces of traveling. Knowing ahead of time what you will be dealing with can save a few headaches. » Reconfirm your itinerary with the airline and make sure you have transportation to the airport. » Be early: Having to rush around and feel stressed is not how you want to start your honeymoon. Give yourself plenty of time. You will enjoy this adventure together even more when you don’t feel rushed. » This is not the time to go for the cheap hotel. Splurging on some luxuries is a must on your honeymoon.

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What will play a large role in the cost of your honeymoon is both the location that you choose and the flight/ transportation to get there. The average cost of a honeymoon is about $5,000. It’s very common for couples to save up and go on a honeymoon near their first anniversary as well.

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Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts BLUEFINBAY.COM We believe everything about your wedding day should make you feel beautiful, including the backdrop. With three distinct resort venues – all located on breathtaking Lake Superior – you can mix and match to create the perfect destination wedding or honeymoon. Bluefin Bay has been named Minnesota’s “Most Romantic Resort,” and “Best Honeymoon Resort” seven years straight.

ON LAKE SUPERIOR | 7192 W HWY 61 | PO BOX 2125 | TOFTE, MN 55615 800-BLUEFIN | 218-663-6875 | WEDDINGS@BLUEFINBAY.COM

Escapes Unlimited ESCAPESUNLIMITEDMIDWEST.COM Escapes Unlimited is an award winning travel company specializing in Honeymoons, Destination Weddings and romantic travel to tropical locations. Our expertise and first-hand knowledge of resorts and their locations are second to none. Our planners will help make your once in a life time trip stress-free. Let us help you find your paradise.

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